[ISN] 3 things CSOs can learn from CPOs

http://www.csoonline.com/article/2877972/security-leadership/3-things-csos-can-learn-from-cpos.html By Maria Korolov CSO Jan 29, 2015 The role of the CSO and CIO has been changing dramatically as technology becomes more and more vital to business strategies. Sometimes, it can be hard to keep up. Amol Joshi, SVP of business development at Redwood City, Calif.-based Ivalua Inc., suggests that CSOs and CIOs can pick up a few tricks from Chief Procurement Officers. 1. Create and use contract templates Many CIOs and CSOs are faced with the responsibility of creating or reviewing contracts with outsourcers, contractors, part-time help, software vendors, data centers, cloud services providers and other vendors and suppliers. CPOs have been doing this for a long time, and one trick that the use is create a library of clauses that they can put into a contract when needed. These clauses have to be kept up to date, Joshi said. For example, cloud SLAs evolve all the time, as do compliance requirements. […]