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CISO Compensation and Budget Benchmark Survey

Your input into this year's CISO survey is valuable to you and the security community.​

The results, from you and over 600 of your peers, will enable you to make data-driven decisions around your compensation, the budget to meet the needs of your organization and your career development.​

The annual survey is developed in partnership with Executive Cyber Recruiters Steve Martano, Jesse Annunziata and Matt Comyns of Artico Search. Find new topics along with popular topics returning in 2023, including questions related to:

  • Your CISO role – your experience, compensation and executive visibility
  • The infosec budget – the size of the budget and YoY growth
  • The security org – number of staff and compensation levels for key leadership roles
  • Your company – the industry and approximate revenue

As a respondent, you will be the first to receive the series of benchmark reports.

The resulting data analysis and reports will include:

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A cross-industry overview of CISO compensation

Compare your compensation with your peer group.

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Market-validated benchmarking for security budgets

Secure the necessary resources for your program.

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Staffing insights for key roles reporting to the CISO

Access key data to hire and retain top talent.

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Infosec-specific organizational design data and best practices

Guide your staffing strategy with cross-industry benchmarks.

"In 2022, we saw a rise in compensation for the vast majority of CISOs. I’ll be watching this trend closely again. It’ll be fascinating to see if the CISO’s increased corporate visibility can overcome economic uncertainty to keep comp on an upward trajectory."

- 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.