Firms lack responsible executives for cyber security

Firms lack responsible executives for cyber security

Narrow gap between CEO, CIO and CISO roles means no single executive function is stepping up to take responsibility for cyber security, a study shows.

A lack of cohesion at the top means organisations are struggling to secure most important digital assets, a report reveals.

Responsibility for information security is not falling to any one senior executive function, according to the 2018 Risk:Value report from NTT Security.

The report, based on a poll of 1,800 senior decision makers from non-IT functions in global organisations in 12 countries, shows that at a global level, 22% of respondents believe the CIO is “ultimately responsible” for managing security, compared with 20% for the CEO and 19% for the CISO.

By Warwick Ashford

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