Re: Meanwhile down here in the real world
Sure, every job posting has a long list of ideal specifications, but you'd certainly hope the Chief Security Officer would be very strong and knowledgeable in security. If s/he is also knowledgeable in healthcare, well, that's great -- but undoubtedly, that exec also will demand a higher salary than a similar pro without healthcare expertise. We all start in any industry without much knowledge but we learn the terms, the slang, and everything else that makes one business different from another. A CSO -- a good CSO -- is driven hard to do just that. Thinking a CSO without healthcare experience will fail is extremely shortsighted. Knowing security is much more important than knowing the vertical, whichever vertical you're talking about, no matter how 'different' a board thinks it is.