Can someone from a risk background become a CISO?

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Yes. As long as they are security related. Though, a CISO would ideally be reporting (dotted line) to CRO, it is very much possible. Just that IS/CS risk should have a coverage people, process and technology.

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As a senior I wish more CISOs had a risk background lol

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If you start working with all things security, I see why not?

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