The role of the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) has evolved significantly over the past decade as cyber threats have diversified and proliferated. With IT now integral to every aspect of business and mission operations, CISOs carry great responsibility in the ongoing battle to keep their organizations safe from an endless stream of attacks.

Given how quickly both the attack surface and the threat environment change, it can be challenging for CISOs to keep up with what is happening beyond their home borders. To help, this study offers the kind of insights CISOs have long been asking for — to benchmark their situation and experience against others; to learn from what their peers are doing and planning to do; and to validate ideas and obtain solid data to justify investments in these areas.