Virtual Roundtable:

How cloud migration projects are turning the CISO into a strategic role
Tuesday 30th November 2021, 09:30 (GMT)

The CISO is a relatively new role. Originally engaged with regulatory compliance and risk management, it is becoming now more strategic as digitalisation and – on its tail – data protection regulation – are gathering pace. CISO’s changing profile, however, doesn’t mean that their old responsibilities and the skills required of them previously are replaced by new ones but, rather, a widening and increasingly complex role. There are several different types of CISOs depending on the job’s focus, such as a more technically oriented one managing firewalls and intrusion detection systems, a customer-facing one with a focus on customer data protection, and the strategic information security officer who helps the organisation achieve strategic goals by implementing programmes and initiatives that enable their delivery. However, all the three types still have compliance and risk management at the core of their role, although across different platforms.

With cloud infrastructure spending having passed on-prem data centres in 2020, an increasing number of CISOs get involved in and become responsible for cloud migration projects. Again, expectations of the CISO here are rather high and diverse. They are tasked with ensuring that the cloud journey of the organisation doesn’t stall or fail altogether as is the case with about half of cloud migration projects. They need to develop a cloud security and privacy strategy, make sure that business processes and employees are ready for the integration and that the right CSPs (Cloud Service Providers) have been identified. Once the migration has taken place, maintaining security and compliance in a changing cloud environment is one of their most challenging tasks.

In this virtual round table, we will explore what a CISO’s contribution is to a successful corporate cloud journey, as well as what competencies and actions are required of them to play a key role in averting migration failure and what their main priorities should be once the company has moved to the cloud. For CISOs to play a strategic role in cloud migrations, it’s also important that both C-suites and staff see them as facilitators of corporate success rather than a function constraining the growth potential of the business with compliance concerns and enforcement. 

The questions we will explore

During the meeting we will focus on questions such as:

  • What role CISOs should play in preparing and executing cloud migration projects? What can they do to ensure that these projects don’t overrun their timelines and budgets? 
  • Why is cloud migration planning key to success?
  • How can CISOs help identify which migration approach suits the business best?
  • What are the main security and compliance concerns regarding cloud data storage, the integration of legacy data and the adjustment of people and processes to the cloud environment? How shadow IT complicates the situation even further.
  • What security and data protection issues does shared responsibility in the cloud raise?

Who is invited?

This breakfast meeting is designed for senior decision makers in the Telco, media and technology sectors who wish to discuss the difficulties and best practices being a senior information security professional involves. Delegates will be senior information security professionals. As well as information security, compliance and cyber risk management experts in large (4,000+ employees) companies in the above-mentioned industries.

Be one of 8 senior professionals around the around our virtual table. For any enquiries, please contact Mergim on 0208 349 6458 or email

The breakfast briefing is brought to you by Tanium & EY and is only for senior executives as mentioned above. Registrations of junior professionals, consultants, solution providers or other sellers to this market won’t be accepted. To be eligible you must be employed by a corporate legal entity such as a private company: if you are a sole trader or in a partnership other than a legally incorporated partnership, we will be unable to offer you a place.

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