IDC Security Survey: As the Job Churns

IDC Security Survey: As the Job Churns

  • July 2015 •
  • 12 pages •
  • Report ID: 3095521 •
  • Format: PDF

This IDC study presents and discusses the findings from a survey of 155 chief information security officers (CISOs) and other senior-level information security executives responsible for overseeing security efforts for major national and global corporations headquartered in the United States. Security is becoming more and more important in enterprises today. As organizations build out their programs, it is useful to understand the nature of the security job market and its accompanying attributes.

"We talk a lot about the security job shortage and the need for education," said Pete Lindstrom, research director, Security Products, "but the real problem is burnout and churn. Our field must rethink the way it handles incidents and treats CISOs to move forward as a profession."