VentureBeat June 9, 2023
Victor Dey

A recent collaborative study conducted by IANS Research Artico Search, and The CAP Group has shed light on the qualifications of chief information security officers (CISOs) within the Russell 1000 Index (R1000). The study reveals that a mere 14% of these CISOs possess the necessary traits to serve as board directors in the cybersecurity field.

Titled “CISOs as Board Directors — CISO Board Readiness Analysis,” the study assesses the competence of CISOs across the top 1,000 U.S. public companies by market capitalization, focusing on five key traits that are highly sought-after in candidates aspiring for board positions as cybersecurity experts.

The report delineates the essential traits expected of board candidates, evaluates the preparedness of CISOs for such roles, and provides...

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