Chief Information Security Officer Salary (United States)

A Chief Information Security Officer earns an average salary of $131,323 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
Chief Information Security Officer Salary (?
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$73,792 - $198,700
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$73,792 - $198,700  
   
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$170.00 - $46,789  
Profit Sharing
$2,035 - $24,566  
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$74,082 - $239,307  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 231
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Job Description for Chief Information Security Officer

Chief information security officers oversee information systems and company security for their organization. This person is expected to evaluate, report on, and suggest new ideas related to any security threats that the company currently faces, helping protect vital information and strategies. The chief information security officer typically works with a team that he or she has appointed to effectively develop the steps necessary to protect the company’s interests. Further this person must provide advice and leadership related to existing administrative security policies; this could include auditing the current systems in place, as well as directing and implementing new standards.
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Chief Information Security Officer Tasks
  • Develop contingency plans and manage security breaches.
  • Supervise development and application of security procedures and protocols.
  • Provide information and training regarding information technology and security systems.
  • Maintain procedures, standards, and policies to protect the privacy and integrity of data.
  • Ensure compliance with regulations and security policies.

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Pay Difference By Location

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$143,000
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Experience Affects Chief Information Security Officer Salaries

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$143,000
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Skills That Affect Chief Information Security Officer Salaries

Security Risk Management
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$143,000

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Gender

Female
7%
female alumni
 
Male
93%
male alumni

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
53%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 96% dental benefits Dental: 89%
vision benefits Vision: 81% employee benefits None: 1%
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