CIOs are tasked with driving their organizations' use of technology to modernize and remain competitive. As technology continues to reshape the way business is done, CIOs are often responsible for the success or failure of their organization's ability to adapt, innovate, and thrive. But innovation cannot proceed without a counterbalancing focus on risk. CIOs must strike a balance between the two, and new research uncovers that a focus on cyber resiliency to mitigate risk allows innovation to accelerate without disruption.
The modern CIO is placed in a unique position to both enable their company to adopt new technologies that allow the organization to compete and win and also manage the tools and teams that protect the organization from being disrupted by cyber incidents or outages. Oftentimes, this dual mandate can seem at odds with itself: A focus on risk mitigation argues for predictability and minimal change over time, while a focus on innovation promotes the use of new, unproven technologies to drive change.