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Wisegate and Secure360 Present Study On What (Really) Matters To Senior IT Professionals

2014-05-10

AUSTIN, Texas & ST. PAUL, Minn. ---- Co-sponsors Wisegate and Secure360 will unveil results of a recent study to the attendees of the Secure360 Conference on what truly matters to CISOs in terms of job satisfaction and aspiration. Wisegate CEO Sara Gates will release the findings on Wed., May 14th at 8:00 a.m. prior to the conference keynote. For Secure360 attendees only, results of this study paint a revealing picture for experienced IT practitioners who want to find the most job satisfaction and fulfillment in their careers, and will help companies and managers attract and retain top IT talent within the current IT talent shortage.

The report, titled “Hello, I Must Be Going,” was created in conjunction with security industry experts and was co-authored by Wisegate members, Nikk Gilbert, CISO & VP of Information Technology, Corporate Security & Safety, CUNA Mutual Group, and Paul Harjung, CISO, W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. Here’s what Secure360 attendees can expect to learn:

What truly matters most to IT professionals is not money.
The types of environments and companies where IT pros report the greatest happiness.
The percentage of IT professionals seeking a job change in the next year.
Critical “soft skills” gaps between what they know is important to excel at and what they are currently good at.

Wisegate is a braintrust of hundreds of the wisest IT professionals in the industry who come together through Wisegate’s advanced matching and social algorithms to share best practices and answer timely questions. Wisegate curates these conversations to produce searchable content to answer IT’s toughest questions for its members, as well as reports like this one based on member surveys for outside audiences.

Wisegate Founder and CEO Sara Gates will also speak at the Secure360 conference on how veteran CISOs and IT leaders can use benchmarking to improve security programs, demonstrate business value and build executive support for new programs or under-funded initiatives. More information and times for her session – Making the IT Security Grade: Benchmark Data & Advice – can be found here.

About Secure360 Conference

Now in its 9th year and taking place May 13-14 in St. Paul, Secure360 is the premier educational conference in the Upper Midwest for the information risk management and security industry.

About Wisegate

At Wisegate, we’re passionate about unlocking the potential of the collective expertise of IT’s top professionals. We call it direct intelligence; our members call it a godsend. Through advanced matching and social algorithms, IT practitioners connect to share best practices and ask and answer IT’s toughest questions, directly and without vendor influence. Wisegate curates these conversations into searchable content and formal reports as a service to its members, and often the outside world as well. See a list of our public reports and other wisdom unveiled here.

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