How CISOs get executive buy-in for security budgets

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Oct 17, 2013 02:07 am PST

Wisegate released a new report that shares how CISOs successfully gain executive buy-in on security budgets and strategically manage them.

Most CISOs face significant challenges communicating the value of security in business terms, winning budget approval and planning for unanticipated expenses—and find benefits from conferring with and learning from the experiences and successes of their peers.

“While spending money on information security is essential for most companies—be it in the form of technology, awareness, or education—reaching an agreement on how much to spend and where to spend isn’t always easy,” said Candy Alexander , former CISO of Long Term Care Partners and ISSA Board Member. “Knowing how other CISOs overcome budget challenges and what leadership strategies they find effective can sometimes make the difference between winning security budget buy-in or struggling through another year without adequate funding.”