Many organizations today have a chief information security officer (CISO), and a growing number also have chief privacy officers. A few organizations are adding another C-level executive, one who is responsible for promoting trust.
Bob West is one of only a handful of executives today with the title of chief trust officer. West, who works for cloud security vendor CipherCloud, refers to his title as being the “other” CTO, since CTO usually stands for chief technology officer. In a video interview with eSecurityPlanet, he discusses his job and explains the difference between security, privacy and trust in a modern organization.
“When you’re going to the cloud, one of the most important things is having the right level of trust in where your information is,” West said. “My role in a very broad context is to make sure there is an alignment in terms of what we’re doing and what our customers are doing, so when they move to the cloud they can have the right level of protection and their information can be trusted.”