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2022 CISO Compensation and Budget Benchmark Survey

This year marks the third edition of our annual CISO Compensation and Budget Benchmark study, developed in partnership with Executive Cyber Recruiters Steve Martano and Matt Comyns of Artico Search. The 2022 survey includes questions relating to your CISO role, your company, your security organization and your direct reports.

    Our objective is to produce a more current, accurate, and better normalized data set than anything available in the market for infosec executives and company leaders.

    The resulting data analysis and reports will include:

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    A cross-industry overview of CISO compensation

    That gives CISOs the ability to compare their compensation with their peer group.

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    Market-validated benchmarking for security budgets

    With data structured so CISOs can objectively assess how committed their own organization is to funding security compared to industry and geographic peers.

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    A close look at the drivers of CISO satisfaction

    Aimed to arm CISOs with the ability to ask the right questions when assessing new roles.

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    Staffing insights for key roles reporting to the CISO

    Providing CISOs with data and benchmarks to help hiring and retention of key Infosec contributors.

    "I get more excited about this survey every year! It always uncovers interesting nuggets. A 2021 example -- CISOs who change jobs only get a satisfaction boost for about six months. We aren’t just getting big-picture trends, but also a nuanced picture of how the CISO role is evolving."

    - Phil Gardner, Founder & CEO of IANS

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    About IANS Research

    For the security practitioner caught between rapidly evolving threats and demanding executives, IANS Research is a clear-headed resource for making decisions and articulating risk. We provide experience-based security insights for chief information security officers and their teams. The core of our value comes from the IANS Faculty, a network of seasoned practitioners. We support client decisions and executive communications with Ask-an-Expert inquiries, our peer community, deployment-focused reports, tools and templates, and consulting.

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    About Artico Search

    Artico Search’s team of executive recruiters focuses on a “grow and protect” model, recruiting senior go-to-market and security executives in growth venture, private equity and public companies. Artico’s dedicated security practice delivers CISOs and other senior level information security professionals for a diverse set of clients.