Wednesday, October 19, 2005

EU Infosec staff struggles

The European results for the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)² Global Information Security Workforce Study show that a quarter of respondents feel they spent most of their working day on "internal politics, gathering metrics to justify spending, or selling security to upper management." instead of implementing security procedures.

Although security specialists feel embroiled in politics, most think their influence is growing. 73.1 percent of respondents said their level of influence has increased over the last 12 months, and 33.4 percent felt their influence had "increased significantly."Most IT security professionals think their influence will increase in the future. 78 percent expected their influence to increase over the coming year, while 37 percent expected their influence to "increase significantly".

Out of 595 respondents, the majority were security consultants, with 29 percent IT directors or managers. 7 percent of the respondents were chief information or security officers.

CATEGORIES: 1surveys, 1study, 1stats, 1metrics
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