When talking with CISOs, a common theme is that their C-level management often fail to recognise the significant contribution made by infosec professionals. Depending on how you view the need for information security, there is either a shortage of experience infosec staff, or company directors have not yet woken up to the surge in cyber crime and the impact it is having on their companies. Either way, as professionals we need to think again about how we can fundamentally change the status quo and ensure that CISOs have seat at the top table.
Nearly half of US and UK companies do not have access to an in-house cyber-security professional within their IT department, according to a recent survey. How professional is your cyber-defence? Only 29 percent of IT professionals at midsize and enterprise organisations in the US and UK said an in-house cyber-security professional works in their IT department, and 55 percent of the IT pros said they do not have regular access to either an in-house or third-party cyber-security professional.