IT security professionals moving up the corporate pecking order
Source: SCMagazine - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Security Ultimate responsibility for information security is moving up corporate management hierarchies, as board-level directors and CEOs - or CISO/CSOs – are increasingly held accountable for safeguarding IT infrastructures, new research has revealed. The second annual Global Information Security Workforce Study, conducted by global analyst firm IDC and sponsored by not-for-profit IT security educational organisation, the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2, expects this accountability shift to continue as information security becomes more relevant in risk management and IT governance strategies.

The study also found that security is becoming operationalised within organisations as they attempt to align their business and security strategies with the goal of establishing a comprehensive information risk management program. The majority of respondents – 73 percent globally (77.8 percent in EMEA) – expect their influence with executives and board-level directors to increase in the coming 12 months. The main reason for this was cited as the evolution of dialogue between corporate executives and information security professionals from a technical security discussion to one of risk management strategies.

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