Benchmark

2020

Monday, 30th November 2020: The CISO Lens Benchmark 2020 is published to support two core objectives of CISO Lens. Firstly, to support cyber security governance within organisations. Secondly, to support cyber resilience across the Australian and New Zealand economies.

This benchmark enables the participating cyber security executives to assess how their organisation compares to their peers. This information enables evidence-based decision making around strategy and resource allocation. The goal is an informed decision, resulting in a commensurate response to the cyber risks these organisations face. Part of the challenge of presenting a commensurate response is the need for continual evolution, and 2020 has been a graphic example of this need.

The CISO Lens Benchmark 2020 is a companion document to AustCyber's Cyber Security Sector Competitiveness Plan. (Media release.)

CISO Lens Benchmark 2020.pdf

2019

In June 2019, CISO Lens conducted a benchmark exercise among 58 of the leading cyber security executives across Australia and New Zealand.

This benchmark survey asked questions in seven core areas: demographics, security budget, the role of the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), team size, security strategy, security operations, and attitudes and opinions on strategic vendors.

This benchmark enables the participating cyber security executives to assess how their organisation compares to their peers. This information enables evidence-based decision making around strategy and resource allocation.

The goal is a commensurate response to the cyber risks these organisations face, and part of the challenge of presenting a commensurate response is the need for continual evolution.

The benchmark is a companion document to AustCyber's publication, "Australia’s Cyber Security Sector Competitiveness Plan 2019" and was published on 20th December 2019.

CISO Lens Benchmark 2019.pdf

2018

The 2018 Benchmark was a pilot study among 41 of the top cyber security executives in Australia. The community agreed to make the data public, and that public report is available for download here.