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This article is part of the November 2013 Vol. 15 / No. 9 issue of Virtualization security dynamics get old, changes ahead
(ISC)2 issued their Global Information Security Workforce Study during the RSA Conference in February; so when their own Security Congress 2013 event opened in Chicago this fall, they were looking for something fresh to say. The solution was a recut of the original data, focusing solely on the responses from the 1,634 respondents "with security executive titles." The results in "A View From the Top: The (ISC)2 Global Information Security Workforce Study CXO Report" largely tracked with the broader Global Workforce Study, but did uncover a strange paradox. The top priority or "concern" was application security, but it also ranked as the lowest priority in terms of time spent. CISOs may not manage or have direct oversight of development teams, 'but they can handle the software security group.' Gary McGraw, CTO, Cigital It's a big mismatch, and respondents in this report aren't exactly the slackers in the room. They've been in the security discipline for more than 14 years on average; 12% of them have been at it 25 years or more. They're all C-level, with 57% ... Access >>>
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