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Management and Leadership

2022 CISO Compensation Benchmark Report

by IANS + Artico

Market and economic instability over the past year has added pressures on the CISO role, both in terms of hitting cyber objectives and in building out security teams. Concerns over retaliatory Russian cyberattacks, large-scale exploitations of vulnerabilities and increasing global ransomware threats, coupled with inflation and talent shortages, have strengthened CISOs’ position at the salary negotiation table.

Our third annual CISO Compensation study, jointly fielded with Artico Search, offers objective insights and comprehensive compensation data from over 500 CISOs across the U.S. and Canada.

Download a summary version of our benchmark study to find key compensation information, including:

  • A market overview of total annual CISO compensation
  • Comparisons of CISO compensation across key industries
  • Variances in the distribution of CISO compensation across the U.S. and Canada
  • Drivers behind increases in CISO compensation


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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.


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.