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CISO Lens Benchmark 2019

Author: James Turner, Founder and Managing Director of CISO Lens.

In June 2019, CISO Lens conducted a benchmark exercise among 58 of the leading cyber security executives across Australia and New Zealand. This benchmark survey asked questions in seven core areas: demographics, security budget, the role of the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), team size, security strategy, security operations, and attitudes and opinions on strategic vendors.

This is the second year that CISO Lens has conducted this benchmark exercise. The first benchmark in 2018 was a pilot study and the questions asked of the participants were subsequently revised for the 2019 benchmark.

This report is published to support two core objectives of CISO Lens, to improve:

  • Cyber security governance within organisations
  • Cyber resilience across the Australian and New Zealand economies.