CISO Perspectives: Measuring Success

CISO Perspectives: Aaron Blackstone, CISO, Texas Department of Public Safety
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In the modern enterprise, data is king. It provides business leaders invaluable insight and fuels informed decision making. As Peter Drucker famously said, “if you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.” Not surprisingly, senior managers and boards of directors use data to gauge the effectiveness of their employees. If you’re a CISO and it’s your job to protect intellectual property, can data be used to measure your effectiveness? Is breaches averted a metric?


I recently sat down with Aaron Blackstone, CISO for the Texas Department of Public Safety to explore the challenges he deals with on a daily basis and the lessons he’s learned in his role. In this video, Aaron shares how he measures his success at the Texas Department of Public Safety.

In this new blog series, titled CISO Perspectives, we interview chief information security officers from different industries to learn (and share) their perspectives on a variety of topics pertinent to their jobs and careers. Visit our CISO Perspectives page for more blogs and videos.

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