We surveyed 33 information security directors to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical information security director. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as an information security director?

Low

High

Working as an information security director typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.

Can I learn to become an information security director?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as an information security director typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.

Is it easy to get a job as an information security director?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically difficult to find a job as an information security director.