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Do Breaches Really Shorten a CISO’s Tenure? A Debunking of the Myth

Published: 20 April 2020

ID: G00719024

Analyst(s): Information Risk Research Team


Many security and risk management leaders worry breaches could damage their credibility, despite many business leaders realizing breaches are just one of many work hazards. Exploring CISO job tenure and the outcomes of major breaches dispels the myth that CISOs’ tenure is shortened due to breaches.

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