A new report by resilience software company Splunk sheds light on the changing role of Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs). According to its 2023 CISO Report, 86% of CISOs believe that their job has changed so much that it's almost a different job. While more CISOs are emerging as cybersecurity strategists and leaders, they face ongoing challenges of preventing complex threats and building their digital defences. The report is based on a study of over 350 senior security executives and highlights the issues consuming their attention and the opportunities they see ahead. The report also reveals that almost half of CISOs report directly to the CEO, and 82% would consider becoming a whistleblower if their organisation ignored security best practices and compliance obligations.
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