As part of its series of studies of the IT workforce in higher education, the EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research (ECAR) conducted a survey of chief information security officers (CISOs). This study sought to identify the characteristics and functions of CISOs: What background and training do these individuals possess, what is their scope of work and responsibilities, and what personal and professional characteristics contribute to their success? The audiences for this report are CISOs themselves, those who aspire to be CISOs, and those to whom CISOs report. This report can help all of these stakeholder groups understand the job of the CISO—at their local institution and elsewhere—and compare it with a higher education–wide “baseline.”
For more information see the The IT Workforce in Higher Education, 2016 hub.
CITATION: Pomerantz, Jeffrey and Joanna Grama. IT Leadership in Higher Education, 2016: The Chief Information Security Officer. Research report. Louisville, CO: ECAR, July 2017.