[ISN] R.E.S.P.E.C.T.: The way for CISOs to get and keep it

http://www.csoonline.com/article/2894037/security-leadership/r-e-s-p-e-c-t-the-way-for-cisos-to-get-and-keep-it.html By Taylor Armerding CSO March 10, 2015 If you’ve got a “C” at the beginning of your professional title, you’re at the top, or pretty close to it. That, at least, is the perception of most people below the “C-suite” in an organization. But, there is a hierarchy in the C-suite as well, and the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) tends to be stuck at the low end of it, both in influence and respect. That’s the finding of a survey by ThreatTrack Security, reported in a white paper titled, “No Respect: Chief Information Security Officers Misunderstood and Underappreciated by Their C-Level Peers.” More specifically, the survey of 203 C-level executives at U.S. organizations employing a CISO found that a large majority (74%) thought CISOs didn’t even deserve a seat at the C-level table and viewed them primarily as, “a convenient scapegoat in the event of a data breach.” […]