Gartner Research

Determining Whether the CISO Should Report Outside of IT

Published: 17 June 2014

ID: G00263700

Analyst(s): Tom Scholtz

Summary

Organizations must consider the advantages and disadvantages of having their chief information security officers report inside or outside of the IT organization. The decision must be made before making any organizational changes.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Realize the Potential Advantages of Having the Strategic Security Leadership Report Outside of IT
  • Consider the Potential Disadvantages of Having the Strategic Security Leadership Report Outside of IT
  • Recognize the Potential Advantages of Having the Strategic Security Leadership Within IT
  • Understand the Potential Disadvantages of Having the Strategic Security Leadership Within IT
  • Accept That There Are Additional Considerations

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