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Source: CSO Online - Posted by Anthony Pell   
An astonishing number of survey respondents believe they are IT security leaders. But what does it really take to be a leader, and how does your organization stack up? A surprisingly high—unreasonably high, in fact—number of organizations think their security program is part of the vanguard of risk management. That was one surprising finding of this year's annual Global Information Security Survey, conducted by CSO and CIO magazines in partnership with PricewaterhouseCoopers. More than 9,600 business and technology executives from around the world took the survey, and 43 percent of those surveyed believe their organizations are IT security leaders. The other categories respondents could choose from were strategist, tactician and follower.

Obviously those enterprises, by definition, can't all be at the forefront of security. "Most of these 'leaders,' in my opinion, have a false sense of their level of security," says Mark Lobel, a principal in the advisory services division of PwC.

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