Cyber security has become one the the top priorities for all businesses. As more company operations are paired with the latest technology, keeping them safe becomes a larger challenge. To try and meet this new demand, organizations are looking to improve their decision making by adding tech security experts to the department and also to the board.
According to a recent article from Reuters, some of the largest companies in the U.S., including JPMorgan Chase, PepsiCO and the USAA are actively seeking to add chief information security officers (CISO) and other technology professionals. Not only that, but they are providing them with a direct line to the chief executive and the board.
"The trend that we are seeing is that organizations are elevating the position of the CISO to be a peer of the CIO and having equal voice associated with resource priorities and risk decisions," Barry Hensley, executive director at Dell SecureWorks' Counter Threat Unit, told the news source.
This is needed because of the growing urgency of IT security. A study from PwC found that a vast majority of cyber security programs fell short of the guidelines that were drafted by the Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology. Going a step further, only 28 percent of the more than 500 executives surveyed have a CISO or Chief Security Office on staff.
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