You've got your CEO, CFO, Division Managers and so forth. CIO came with the importance of electronic communications and the internet. But now we add another title to the alphabet soup of corporate management: CSO, or Chief Security Officer.
Research from the Economist Intelligence Unit shows the number of CSOs taking ultimate responsibility for the security of a business has almost doubled year-on-year. Although the CIO still has sign-off on security decisions in 30 per cent of organisations, 12 per cent of respondents said they now have a CSO who assumes that responsibility. This is up from seven per cent last year.
Denis McCauley, director of global research at the Economist Intelligence Unit, told silicon.com: "The status of the CSO is rising."