The Information Security Competencies That Matter Most

Building a High-Performing Security Team

Information security professionals' success used to depend primarily on their technical acumen, but the work environment has changed. Today, 67% of security employees interact with someone outside the security function at least once a day, and that figure is likely to continue increasing. These interactions represent the security function’s shift to a more consultative, integrated model - one in which behavioral competencies are more critical to security staff effectiveness than any other attribute.

Our research into building high-performance information security teams outlines:

  • Quantitative insights revealing the competencies most critical to high-performance in the security function
  • Case studies from leading companies for developing these competencies in security staff
  • Best practice research into recruiting and hiring security talent with these competencies

CEB Information Risk Leadership Council

This research is part of CEB Information Risk Leadership Council membership.

CEB Information Risk serves Security leaders at some of the world's leading organizations. By combining the best practices of member organizations with our advanced research methodologies, we equip senior leaders and their teams with insight and actionable solutions to transform their functions.