The CISO Report

Emerging trends, threats and strategies for today’s security

The job of a chief information security officer (CISO) isn’t what it
used to be — in fact, 86% of CISOs say their role has changed so
much since they started, it’s almost a different job.

More CISOs are emerging as cybersecurity strategists and
leaders, participating in board level committees and growing
their influence within corporate power centers. But CISOs also
must continue thwarting complex threats and building their
organization’z digital defenses. CISOs may enjoy elevated status,
but they shoulder more business risk and work harder to justify
security investments.

Our study of 350+ senior security executives revealed the issues
consuming their attention and opportunities they see ahead.
Some of the top findings include:

  • 70% believe AI advantages attackers more than defenders,
    yet 35% are already experimenting with it for cyber defense
  • 47% now report directly to the CEO. Boards are becoming
    more active security stakeholders.
  • 83% paid attackers in the wake of a ransomware attack,
    whether directly, via cyber insurance or with a negotiator.


Read the research report to learn how CISOs are addressing the
latest threats, keeping up with AI and changing the security
culture in their organization.

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The CISO Report