CISOs Struggling to Understand Value of Security Controls Data
Many chief information security officers (CISOs) are facing challenges when it comes to the purpose and value of security controls data in supporting critical business decisions, according to a report by Panaseer. The report found that the biggest concern for CISOs when starting a new role is receiving inaccurate audit information about the company's security posture. This is concerning because inaccurate security data can hide weaknesses and lead to inefficient use of security resources. The report also highlighted the desire for complete visibility into security controls data. However, only 36% of security leaders are confident in their security data and use it for all strategic decision-making. The report also revealed a gap between the perception and reality of security controls, with many respondents expressing confidence in their controls despite evidence of security incidents that evaded those controls.