Stories by Norbert J. Kubilus

IT and Security: Converging Roles

One of the great debates in recent months has been whether the chief security officer should report to the company's CIO or CEO. The fact that information security is first and foremost a technology issue fuels the argument for the CIO reporting line. The reasoning is that the CSO, as the person who safeguards the organization's information assets, should report to the CIO.

Grooming the CIO's successor

Information technology organizations that fail at succession planning falter when the CIO leaves -- which occurs with greater frequency than with any other top executive position. Although it appears to have stabilized in recent years, the average CIO tenure remains between 18 and 36 months. In comparison, the average tenure of a chief financial officer is closer to five years.