Reporting Gaps Put Cyber-Security Jobs at Risk

By Samuel Greengard  |  Posted 2016-07-15 Email

Over the past few years, as cyber-security has emerged as a critical business issue, corporate boards have become increasingly involved in enterprise security matters. Today, many directors seek accurate and actionable information about risks, threats and breaches. However, a recently released report, "How Boards of Directors Really Feel About Cyber Security Reports," paints a somewhat pessimistic picture of the current state of affairs. It reveals that a number of IT and security executives are on the cusp of losing their jobs because they aren't supplying essential information and necessary reports to organizational leaders. Yet, it also points out that board members said they understand what they're being told by security experts, though many also said that the data presented to them is too technical. Here's a look at some of the key findings conducted from an Osterman Research and Bay Dynamics survey of 125 enterprise executives who actively serve on a board of directors and view reports about cyber-security.

Samuel Greengard writes about business and technology for Baseline, CIO Insight and other publications. His most recent book is The Internet of Things (MIT Press, 2015).

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