CISOs Share Top 10 Tips for Managing Vendors

CISOs Checklist: Effective Communication & Influence

Choosing the right IT products is essential for the health of any company. This is particularly so in IT security, where an ever-changing threat and compliance landscape leads to the continuous evolution and need for new products and tools.

Finding the right product at the right time is a complex endeavor—but fundamentally success will be defined by how well the security practitioner manages the vendors and navigates the marketing hype to find the right solution.

In this report, you’ll find practitioner tips and advice on topics such as:

  • Managing the hype. When new products are necessary, how do you find the right one? CISOs provide tips on how to find the right product for the job.
  • Managing the budget. If the budget is gone when the need arises, it can lead to problems. Security veterans offer advice on budget management.
  • Managing the vendor relationship. A CISO’s relationship with a vendor is an ongoing process. CISOs share strategies for getting the most from vendor relationships.

Member Quote from the Report:

“It’s like when you go to a restaurant and ask, ‘What’s the least popular dish?’ I take a similar approach with vendors. ‘When are you not good? What do you do worse than your competitor?’ If you’ve done your research you can gauge the honesty of the vendor’s reply.”
—Wisegate CISO member
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