Magazine article Information Management

Survey: CEOs Feel Left out of Cybersecurity Plans

Magazine article Information Management

Survey: CEOs Feel Left out of Cybersecurity Plans

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Only 51% of chief executive officers (CEOs) believe their organization's cybersecurity strategy is "well established," according to a recent IBM survey. The "Securing the C-Suite" survey also found that 77% of chief risk officers (CROs) and 76% of chief information officers or chief technology officers feel the same.

They may feel this way because 55% of CEOs consider themselves to have "little to no engagement" in cybersecurity threat management activities, and more than half of CROs, chief legal officers, chief marketing officers, and chief financial officers agreed with that assessment, IBM's survey revealed.

IBM separated the respondents into three groups:

1. Cyber-secured - 17%

2. Growing capability - 56%

3. Unprepared - 27%

The survey found that 79% of cyber-secured organizations had established an office of information security and appointed a chief information security officer. …

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