CISO Leadership Skills written by Micki Krause
Micki Krause has held positions in the Information Security profession for the past 20 years. She is currently the Chief Information Security Officer at Pacific Life Insurance Company in Newport Beach, California, where she is accountable for directing the Information Protection and Security Program for the enterprise. Pacific Life is the 15th largest life insurance company in the nation and provides life and health insurance products, individual annuities, mutual funds, group employee benefits, and a variety of investment products and services.
Krause was named one of the 25 most influential women in the field of information security by industry peers and Information Security magazine as part of their recognition of Women of Vision in the IT Security field and was awarded the Harold F. Tipton Award in recognition of sustained career excellence and outstanding contributions to the profession.
Micki has held several leadership roles in industry-influential groups including the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) and the International Information System Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2 and is a passionate advocate for professional security leadership.
She is a reputed speaker, published author, co-editor of the Information Security Management Handbook series and the 2008 publication “CISO Leadership: Essential Principles for Success.” (www.amazon.com)