What CISOs Worry About in 2018

  • January 9, 2018
  • Research Study

Opus / Ponemon 2018 CISO Survey Cover

“It’s not an easy time to be a CISO – there’s a lot of pain obvious in these survey results.”
– Dr. Larry Ponemon

It continues to be challenging being a Chief Information Security Officer today – and 2018 promises no rest.

As high-profile data breaches escalate, CISOs, CIOs and other information security professionals believe their organizations are more likely than ever to fall victim to a data breach or cyberattack.

What’s more, they’re most worried about something simple, and it’s not even technology.

This new survey features insights from 612 information security professionals from diverse industries:

  • The top security concerns of CISOs in 2018
  • What single factor worries CISOs and information security professionals most
  • What factors are driving 67% of CISOS to believe they are more likely to fall victim to a cyberattack or data breach in 2018


The survey was created and fielded by Dr. Larry Ponemon of the Ponemon Institute, a leading research “think tank” dedicated to advancing privacy, data protection and information security practices, and sponsored by Opus (www.opus.com), a leading global provider of compliance and risk management solutions.

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