Is Information Security a C-Suite Issue?

Dateline: September 18, 2015

Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend.

This month we are talking IT security.  A post in SecurityWeek,  titled IT Leaders and Staffers Have Disconnect on Security Objectives, reported on a survey of over 1800 IT professionals conducted by independent research firm Ponemon Institute and Dell SecureWorks. One of the findings from that survey suggests that C-level executives are not involved in IT security priorities.

According to a new study from the Ponemon Institute, IT security and IT leaders and their staff do not see eye to eye on security objectives. In a survey of 1,825 IT professionals commissioned by Dell SecureWorks, more than 50 percent of the respondents said their organization’s board of directors and C-level executives are frequently not briefed or given the necessary information to make informed budgeting decisions regarding security priorities and investments.

Do you regularly brief your C-level executives on information security issues?  What should their role be in managing information security?

That’s a WRAP!  Have a great weekend!

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