IANS & Artico Search Release Cybersecurity Compensation Benchmark Report

As cyber attacks increase in number, impact, and publicity, organizations continue to invest in their security programs to make them more business risk focused.

For most organizations, that means adding staff and rounding out managerial roles responsible for the critical security functions including security operations, governance, risk and compliance (GRC) and architecture and engineering.

"At IANS, we frequently receive questions from CISOs on the structure and organizational model of information security teams," said Nick Kakolowski, Senior Research Director of IANS. "This research provides vital perspective on how organizations are building out their leadership teams and prioritizing roles."

This security staff compensation benchmark report offers objective and comprehensive data from 373 CISOs as part of the second annual CISO Compensation and Budget Survey conducted by IANS and Artico Search. Combined, respondents shared compensation data for 1,005 staff members, spread over the four key functional head positions in a security organization. This data includes breakdowns by industry sector, company size, and security team size, and it spans Canada and the U.S.

Steve Martano, a partner in Artico Search's cyber practice, added, "With a talent shortage across the entire cyber function, our staffing compensation survey arms CISOs with the information required to know where their security leaders stack-up compared to broad market security compensation. This survey has implications for recruiting talent, retaining talent, and building a best-in-class security function."

This is the third publication in a series of four benchmark reports that covers CISO compensation, security budgets, key security staff compensation and CISO job satisfaction.

Download the 2021 CISO Staff Compensation Benchmark Study

Source: IANS

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