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2021 CISO Compensation and Budget Benchmark Survey

CISOs seek more clarity around how their compensation, budget, and job satisfaction varies across industry and peer groups. The aim of this survey is to get accurate, objective, and aggregated data into the hands of these infosec executives and company leaders.

    In partnership with Executive Cyber Recruiters Steve Martano and Matt Comyns, we’ve developed a set of questions relating to your CISO role, your company, your security organization, and your direct reports in an effort to gather a current and better normalized data set than anything else available today.

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    The resulting data analysis and report 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.

    "We’re thrilled to conduct this year's survey; the high point for me from last year's study was seeing that two-thirds of CISOs are satisfied with their visibility with the C-suite. This industry is maturing quickly, and this survey data offers insight on where CISOs and their budgets stand up against their peers and comparable firms."

    - Phil Gardner, Founder & CEO of IANS

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