2022 CISO Compensation and Security Budget Benchmark Reports



In 2022, we conducted a survey of CISOs across the U.S. and Canada as part of our third annual CISO Compensation and Security Budget Benchmark survey. The study, jointly fielded with Artico Search, features responses from over 500 CISOs across a diverse set of companies by size, geography and industry.

Find the resulting insights and comprehensive data sets in a series of four benchmark reports below.

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2022 CISO Compensation Benchmark Report

As the demand for CISO talent grows even stronger, so, too, does the need for CISOs to understand their market value and how their compensation compares to that of their peers.

This report offers objective insights and comprehensive compensation data from over 500 CISOs across the U.S. and Canada.

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2022 Security Budget Benchmark Study

In 2022, security programs experienced a boost in visibility from both external exposure and internal scrutiny. The combination presents an opportunity for CISOs to make a case for additional resources. As such, CISOs want to know how their overall budget and budget allocations compare to those of their peers.

Find objective insights and cross-industry security budget survey data from over 500 CISOs across the U.S. and Canada in this report.

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Security Organization & Compensation Benchmark Report

2022 Security Organization & Compensation Benchmark Report

For CISOs, org design entails decisions about the formation and evolution of their leadership team and the acquisition and retention of leadership talent. 

Download this report to access benchmark data on org design and compensation for security leader roles one level down from the CISO. Security leaders can use these insights to help make more informed decisions around org decisions and talent recruitment.


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2022 State of the CISO Report

With the ongoing evolution of cybersecurity, the role of the CISO continues to change. In this, the final report in our series from our 2022 CISO Compensation and Budget Study, you'll find first-party data collected from over 500 CISOs on job satisfaction levels, job change considerations, reporting structures as well as insights from cybersecurity recruiting experts.

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2022 Guide to Hiring and Retaining CISOs and Security Leaders

Cyber talent shortages remain unabated, driving up competition among employers. Organizations risk losing their cyber leaders to higher-paying positions with more flexible working conditions.

Download the report to find benchmark data and market insights hiring leaders should keep in mind during the recruitment process.


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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.

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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.