Governing Body Spotlight

Governing Body Member of the Nordic CISO Community

Morten Duus

SVP, Enterprise Cyber Security (CISO), Digital Solutions


Morten Duus is the Group CISO at Vestas Wind Systems. Morten holds a degree in business administration and computer science and has worked in the tech sector for the past +20 years in various roles – predominately centered around leadership. Before stepping into the field of security, he led both ERP and infrastructure teams, and through those roles gained hands-on experience with cyber and information security.

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Give us a brief overview of the path that led to your current role.

I have always worked with tech. I started my professional life in the telecom sector and worked with various aspects of program and portfolio management, product development and business partnering. I thrive where business meets tech and have ultimately always thought of the two as combined concepts. That's also how I came to take the role as CISO at Vestas. CISO's need to understand both business and tech to drive forward the agenda in organizations today – even with a stronger emphasis on the business side.

What is one of your guiding leadership principles?

Trust is deeply rooted in how I lead and how I create relationships with peers and executives. Without that, most of the other elements of being a leader become extremely hard.

With disruption being a key theme of the past few years, where do you see your role as a CISO going in the next 1-2 years?

The cyber security theater/arena becomes exceedingly complex. In that setting, it's imperative that CISOs manage to explain risks and manage risk in a language executives understand and know. Quantifying risks and translating them to business impacts is key.

What advice would you give to someone just starting out in the role as a CISO?

Make sure all the dangers around you don't stress you out. You don't have to mitigate them all yourself. Trust your team, your processes and your tech.

Tell a fun fact about yourself.

I really like sports...probably not a fun fact :) Before university, I was a competitive swimmer, water polo player, sailor and skier (the common theme might be water). Today I don't have all the time I want for sports, but I try to prioritize hiking, indoor rowing and padel tennis.

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