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Who is and what does CSO (Chief Security Officer)
Chief Security Officer (CSO) is a designation for a manager who is responsible for the physical, information and personal security in the organization.

Chief Security Officer (sometimes Security Manager) the abbreviation CSO is used (same as for the Sales Manager) . It is a designation for a manager who is responsible for the physical, information and personal security in the organization. The designation Chief Security Office is based on American English, however it is used in most countries. Alternatively it is used for the same position the designation Security Director or Security Manager. Vice President or Director of Corporate Security is used for the security management at corporate level.

The task of CSO is to be responsible for managing safety and continuous improvement, aligning security objectives with organizational goals and the choice of appropriate methods of their collateral. His responsibility is planning of security development, monitoring trends, security analyzing, setting strategy and security policy in the organization.

Like other managers, the CSO’s task is to plan, lead, organize, make decisions and control people, processes and information in the field of security. CSO may delegate some of his authority and responsibilities to other senior managers or managers of lower levels. As for the CSO, the same as any other manager must meet the appropriate level of managerial skills and can act in more managerial roles.

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Last update: 03.08.2015

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