Glasswall Research Survey Report 2019

It’s no secret that cyber threats continue to grow and CISOs are asked to spin more plates in their quest to prevent major and minor disasters. We recently undertook a study to check-in with senior-level security executives about their current situations⎯where do they feel they’ve made progress? What are they worried about? Where will they continue to focus investment? 

Our study findings reveal competing tensions that push this brave breed of professional one way then pull them another, creating a web of contradictions that ripple across their domain. The incongruities present security leadership with a mesh of continually divergent interests from across the business, but also some opportunities. 

Even the best strategies will still have inherent risks. After hearing from top security leaders, it’s clear the security industry needs to have an honest discussion about what’s not working, and collectively reset the security standard to which all organizations must align.