As the security community starts another year, it is time to take stock of significant accomplishment. According to the second annual (ISC)2 Global Workforce Study, we are becoming a domain in our own right. Ultimate accountability for information security is moving away from IT and the CIO to CSOs and CEOs. There is also an entrenchment of the security department, with 20 per cent of respondents having direct reporting lines here.
Further, nearly three-quarters of respondents expect their influence within their organisations to continue to increase over the next year. And budgets are growing, fuelling a growth in the workforce of 8-9 percent annually to 2009.
We are being heard, despite being measured by the silence ...
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