CISO vs. CEO: How executives rate their security posture

CIO Dive

Samantha Ann Schwartz

Leaders in cybersecurity have more discipline for implementing strategy on a regular basis, whereas non-leaders were more likely to update their cybersecurity strategy "intermittently," according to a survey of 200 CEOs and CISOs from The Wall Street Journal Intelligence and Forcepoint.
About two-thirds of executives are considered "non-leaders," whereas the remaining executives scored "the highest possible rating for digital maturity, cybersecurity effectiveness, and cybersecurity talent and acquisition," according to the survey. ​The majority of leaders, 82%, have boards of directors who are "fully engaged" with security strategy, compared to only 39% of non-leaders.
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