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.