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CISO Minute: Caution Advised With Information Security Surveys

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Steve Morgan, Editor-in-Chief

Northport, N.Y. — Apr. 15, 2019

Good morning CISOs and cybersecurity professionals!

The CISO Minute is a new podcast series from the editors at Cybercrime Magazine, and it’s sponsored by Cisco Security.

Every Monday morning, we’ll be bringing advice and insights to Fortune 500 and Global 2000 chief information security officers. We invite CISOs and security leaders at organizations of all sizes and types to listen in.

In today’s CISO Minute, we talk about information security surveys. Should CISOs and security leaders trust research and statistics generated purely by surveys? Caution is advised, according to the editors at Cybersecurity Ventures. Listen to today’s podcast and learn why. 

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Latest CISO Statistics

Did you know?

  • In 2019, Cybersecurity Ventures expects that Fortune 500 and Global 2000 chief information security officers (CISOs) will reduce the number of point security products/solutions in use at their corporations by 15-18 percent.
  • Cybersecurity Ventures predicts that 100 percent of large corporations (Fortune 500, Global 2000) globally will have a CISO or equivalent position by 2021 (up from 70 percent in 2018), although many of them will be unfilled due to a lack of experienced candidates. 
  • Research firm Forrester predicts that the number of women CISOs at Fortune 500 companies will rise to 20 percent in 2019, compared with 13 percent in 2017.
  • The second-highest paying tech job in 2019 is a CISO, with a salary range of $175,000 to $275,000.
  • Fortune 500 corporations in big cities pay their CISOs as much as $380,000 to $420,000 annually (and more for some), much higher than the average range for the position in mid-sized companies, government agencies, and academia.

These CISO related facts, figures, predictions, and statistics are provided by the 2019 Cybersecurity Almanac, co-published by Cisco and Cybersecurity Ventures.

Steve Morgan is founder and Editor-in-Chief at Cybersecurity Ventures.

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