Health system CISO trends: 6 things to know

Health system chief information security officers are experiencing a significant leadership turnover, with 42% of them taking on their roles within the past three years, a Feb. 15 report from WittKieffer found. 

The executive search and consulting firm conducted research on CISOs at the top 100 health systems and a targeted survey of 50 healthcare industry CISOs to garner insights about hiring trends, budgets and leadership. 

Here are six findings from the report:

  1. There is a trend emerging in the recruitment of CISOs, with 52% of recently appointed CISOs having previously held a similar position. This suggests a preference for attracting experienced leaders, the availability of a more seasoned talent pool, and an inclination toward a low-risk approach.

  2. More than half of healthcare CISOs currently fall within the base salary range of $301,000 and above.

  3. Sixty-one percent of CISOs express a preference for remote work.

  4. Seventy-one percent of CISOs said they report to their organization's CIO.

  5. Sixty-percent of CISOs say their biggest challenge is recruitment, while almost 50% indicate facing challenges related to talent retention.

  6. The majority of CISOs at health systems, 74%, manage teams comprising more than 10 full-time employees.

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