Oh, boo hoo. CISOs get no respect from their C-suite peers

Gigaom

What is it about the schadenfreude that infects the hallowed executive suite?

According to new research by ThreatTrack Security, a whopping 74 percent of 203 C-level bigwigs surveyed said that Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) should not get a seat at the big-boy table. And almost half (44 percent) think that the biggest benefit of having a CISO at all is to have someone to blame should a security breach occur. And, not to pile on, but 61 percent of respondents said they didn’t believe that their CISO would succeed in another role at the company.

With colleagues like this, who needs enemies?

This bad blood could be bubbling up because of the paranoia over security breaches that can — and have — cost CEOs and other top execs their jobs. Most notably in May Target CEO Greg Steinhafl resigned after the epic breach that rocked his company. He’d been with Target for more 35…

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About antonyma

Engineering trained, Antony has the qualifications of CISA, Oracle DBA and BS7799 ISMS assessor. He also received a LLM in Intellectual Property & Information Technology Law from The University of Hong Kong. Founder of travel tech statup Powerdata2go.com Antony was th Chairman of Professional Information Security Association (PISA) from 2009 to 2010. He also joined ISC2 workshop on developing a new cloud security certification. Current positions include: 1. Chairman of Cloud Security Alliance (Hong Kong & Macau Chapter) 2. Convenor of HK OGCIO Working Group on Cloud Security and Privacy 3. Hong Kong delegate to ISO SC 27 committee, which drafts security standards like ISO27001. email : antony.linkedin@gmail.com Specialties Retail Banking System & Process, IT Security, Copyright Law, Audit & Control, Technology Risk Management, Cloud Security

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