More budget? Perhaps a little. More attention from senior management? Yes, a bit. Better results? That's not so clear.
Our 2011 State of the CSO survey finds some encouraging signs, continuing the progress of recent years in the development and maturation of the security function. You'll also find a few caveats - one step forward, half a step back. Companies aren't retrenching from enterprise risk management efforts, but neither do we see the same rapid expansion of those efforts, at least in terms of the raw number of companies trying the ERM approach. Application of conventional financial metrics to the security organization remains flat - and relatively low, at that.
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