6 CISO New Years Resolutions for 2020

We asked chief information security officers how they plan to get their infosec departments in shape next year.

(image by Tierney, via Adobe Stock)

(image by Tierney, via Adobe Stock)

It’s that time of year — a chance to take stock of your accomplishments as a security leader in 2019 and decide your priorities for 2020.

First, let’s look back. We know from research that breach rates rose (again) and the cost of one to a business is, on average, $3.92 million — a 1.5% increase over 2018. That’s despite more money being thrown at security. According to the Enterprise Strategy Group, 58% of organizations were forecasted to increase cybersecurity spending this year.

But, hey, new year, new decade, right? It’s time for a new chapter in your efforts to lead security strategy in a fresh and innovative direction. Maybe there’s a new tool or strategy you want to roll out next year. Or a philosophy and process you plan to incorporate. Maybe you just want a happier, healthier outlook for your security team.

We asked CISOs what they are resolving to do in 2020. Here are some of their top goals for the new decade.

Joan Goodchild is a veteran journalist, editor, and writer who has been covering security for more than a decade. She has written for several publications and previously served as editor-in-chief for CSO Online. View Full Bio

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