The changing role of the CISO

Posted: May 21, 2012 in Uncategorized
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IBM recently did a survey of 138 security leaders (many of whom carried the title of Chief Information Security Officer) across a range of industries and seven countries to get a read on what’s really going on in the IT security space. Some findings:

  • The good news is that “nearly 2/3’s say senior executives are paying more attention to security issues.”
  • Better still, a similar number expect to have more budget to devote to security over the next 2 years.
  • More than half say that mobile security is their greatest near-term technology concern.

The real value of a report like this, in my opinion, is not so much for the IT security community. They probably already know this. The best thing this sort of information can do is provide an additional, independent proof point to the leadership withink your organization to step up and take similar action where it is needed.

You can read the full report at www.ibm.com/smarter/cai/security.

 

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