According to the study, 90 percent of security leaders strongly agree that they have a significant influence in their organisation, with 76 percent stating that their degree of influence has significantly increased in the last three years. In addition, 71 percent strongly agree that they are receiving the organisational support that they need in order to do their jobs effectively.
"CISOs are finally getting a seat in the Boardroom," said Brendan Hannigan, General Manager, IBM Security. "Security leaders must now use this growing influence to deliver better results: prioritising the protection of critical assets, focusing investments on intelligence and recruiting top industry talent to augment internal efforts."
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