World’s Top 100 Chief Information Security Officers Revealed

Published March 20, 2017


Nathan Misner
Sr. Director of Global Communications
F5 Networks
(206) 272-7494

Holly Lancaster
WE Communications
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Unique list celebrates the world’s most innovative CISOs as cybersecurity challenges continue to intensify

A list highlighting the world’s most influential and innovative Chief Information Security Officers has been released.

The CISO 100 is the first initiative of its kind to put a spotlight on the growing importance of the role.

Spearheaded by thought-leadership innovators, and sponsored by application delivery and security experts F5 Networks, the list features 100 CISOs from a wide range of industries worldwide.

The CISO 100 was compiled by a panel comprising leading business journalists Jessica Twentyman and Mark Samuels, and security expert David Clarke.

The news follows Gartner’s prediction that 60 per cent of digital businesses will suffer major service failures due to the inability of IT security teams to manage digital risk1.

A CISO’s ability to actively shape business plans also comes against a backdrop of a distinct cybersecurity skills shortage. The latest Global Information Security Workforce Study recently reported that up to 1.8 million information security-related roles could remain unfilled worldwide by 20222.

Mike Convertino, CISO, F5 Networks, said:

“We are delighted to sponsor the CISO 100 list, which is an explicit acknowledgement of the role’s growing importance and influence. Cybersecurity challenges are intensifying worldwide and there is a worrying cybersecurity skills-gap to contend with. CISOs are now actively shaping business plans as decision-makers adapt to a new threat landscape but more awareness and transparency is needed. No system is perfect. The measure of an organisation is how it pre-empts and responds to risk and – more than ever before – CISOs are leading the charge in this respect.”

The CISO 100 list is available here:



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