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State of the CSO 2015

Mitigating risk and keeping an organization secure continues to be a challenge. CSO’s annual State of the CSO survey is conducted to provide a complete overview of the evolving role of CSOs in today’s business climate, from security strategy, to metrics, budget and function ownership.

Key findings:

  • Big name data breaches have many reevaluating their organization’s information security standards. The effects of recent public breaches have altered the way CSOs are and will be approaching their job in the next year to three years. (Click to Tweet)
  • Ninety-three percent reported security budgets will increase or remain the same in the next year. Organizations expect to increase security budgets by 11% overall an increase of 6 percentage points since 2012. (Click to Tweet)
  • CEOs have become heavily involved in security with 23% of respondents saying they directly report to the CEO compared to just 6% in 2006. (Click to Tweet)
  • In the next 12 months, security decision-makers will be placing more value on managing risk which will necessitate collaboration for successful Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) implementation with 6.5 departments/disciplines involved in the formal ERM process on average. (Click to Tweet)
  • Peers are heavily relied to stay up-to-date on security-related information. In fact, 62% of Heads of Security rely on executive conferences or events to stay up-to-date on security-related information. (Click to Tweet)

The State of the CSO 2015 survey was conducted online by qualified visitors to Results are based on 366 security decision-making respondents.

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