Thoughts on whether getting an MBA is important or relevant to becoming a CSO/CISO?

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I got an MBA and found it useful getting to the goal job of CIO. CISO is more technical, but leadership skills are still important.

I would suggest an eMBA/

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Personally I think prestige for an eMBA a program is relevant, not for the title but more for the connections. I think building your network with the best of the best will always be worth it

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For CIO definitely.....CISO not so much.

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Depends quite a bit on size of org but not 100% necessary.

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I would think a master’s in information security or cyber security would be more relevant

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Better than a network of all cybersecurity professionals?

The job of CISO is evolving. You do need the technical skills and background but really need to focus on upskilling to executive thinking and leadership. Need to show contribution to the overall business. I do think MBA is valuable in this regard. (Former CISO and current CISO coach here.)

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