CSO: A Few Words on Situational Awareness and Incident Response

Posted by Jill Newbury    Aug 13, 2012 6:33:00 AM

Something we're seeing a lot of these days: CSOs displaying plenty of knowledge about the threats out there, but little clue as to how those threats might be in play within their environments. The latest example is in a newly-released report based on a survey of 100 information security executives from enterprises with revenues greater than $100 million.

Let's review the high points, then I'll tell you why, in my humble opinion, this isn't such a bad thing.

Security vendor CounterTack commissioned the survey for use in its "Cyber-readiness Reality Check" report. The survey was conducted online within the United States between June 13 and 20 by ResearchNow. Three-quarters of respondents were CISOs or CSOs. The remaining quarter filled senior-level security roles within their organizations, including IT security engineers, information assurance analysts, security systems administrators, senior IT security consultants or security architects.

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