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ESI ThoughtLab worked with a coalition of cybersecurity, cyber insurance, and technology experts from leading companies and associations to answer a central question: How can firms drive the best cybersecurity performance in today’s complex digital world? Our Driving Cybersecurity Performance research provides critical insights into how cybersecurity leaders organize for success, where they invest, and which technologies, processes, and analytical tools they use. The publicly available materials should help your firm optimize the use of its cybersecurity resources for the challenging times ahead.
Firms that lead in cybersecurity mitigate risk by following 6 best practices.
"Driving Cybersecurity Performance is a substantial contribution to the field. Cyber defenses must be integrated into core business functions and assessed in terms of their economic value to the enterprise. This research shows that this can be done.”
-Larry Clinton, President, Internet Security Alliance
How does your cybersecurity performance stack up? Benchmark your firm against 1,009 others to find out.
ESI ThoughtLab has developed a comprehensive benchmarking tool for CISOs seeking to compare their cybersecurity progress, practices, plans, and performance metrics. The tool allows for high-level benchmarking against your industry peers. Access this free interactive resource today by providing your contact details.
“This report is unique in the industry and is an invaluable tool to help benchmark a cyber program or to explain the current state of the industry to experts and lay people alike. I use it in my daily work as a CISO and as an instructional tool in a university setting.”
-Peter Keenan, Chief Information Security Officer, Lazard
Driving Cybersecurity Performance: Improving results through evidence-based analysis was sponsored by a diverse coalition of companies that specialize in cybersecurity technology solutions and insurance. Each organization is an expert in its domain and would be happy to share its insights on the research results and what they mean for your business. They can also help you benchmark your company's approach with your peers highlighted in the study through use of our benchmarking platform and database.
We would like to thank our sponsors, research advisors and media partners for helping us develop this ground-breaking study.
According to Cybersecurity Guide, there is a nation-wide shortage of skilled cybersecurity professionals (some research puts the number at 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity-related jobs by 2021).
One way to meet this demand is to make sure that the cybersecurity workforce is diverse and inclusive. To that end, the industry has made great progress in hiring more women. In fact, in 2011, women made up 11 percent of the cybersecurity workforce. Today, women make up 24 percent of cybersecurity workers globally. But there is still work to be done to reach parity and a true sense of inclusion.
That is why they developed A Guide for Women in Cybersecurity. Among topics this guide covers:
- Why women have historically been underrepresented in the cybersecurity field
- What can be done to create gender parity in the cybersecurity industry
- Specific programs for women interested in pursuing a career in cybersecurity
- How things are changing for women in cybersecurity, especially for the earning power of millennials
- Scholarship opportunities for women pursuing studies in cybersecurity
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