We surveyed 155 information security managers to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical information security manager. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as an information security manager?

Low

High

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

Can I learn to become an information security manager?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as an information security manager 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 manager?

Easy

Hard

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