Governance & Risk Management , Remote Workforce , Video

Survey: Cyber Professionals Want Remote Work Options

New (ISC)² Survey Finds 'Choice' Motivates Employees, 57% Prefer Working Remotely
Clar Rosso, CEO, (ISC)²

A new (ISC)² member pulse survey looks at how organizations are changing remote work policies in 2022 and what that means for employee satisfaction. Cybersecurity professionals who get to choose where to work are the most satisfied, while those being forced back into the office are the least satisfied, the survey shows.

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Clar Rosso, CEO of (ISC)², says most of the members who participated in the poll say that having the "choice" to work remotely or from the office is increasingly important to them. (ISC)² collected responses from cybersecurity professionals around the world in June 2022. Of the 416 surveyed, 57% of those who previously worked in the office some or all of the time said their job satisfaction increased when offered the option of working remotely.

The survey shows that employers cut remote working by 10% in 2022, forcing employees back into the office. Rosso advises cybersecurity leaders to talk to their team members. "Our pulse survey shows that choice is important to them … so talk to your employees about what's important to them, what motivates them, what would make them want to stay in your organization, and then work on that and see what you can do to help make them stay and make it desirable," she says.

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group, Rosso discusses:

  • How remote work policies shifted in 2022;
  • The link between remote work policies and worker satisfaction;
  • The risk to cybersecurity leaders if they do not offer a choice to employees about whether to stay home, return to the office or adopt a hybrid work schedule.

Rosso is responsible for the strategic direction and management of the (ISC)² association. She has more than two decades of experience helping global professional associations and certifying bodies grow and strengthen member value.

About the Author

Anna Delaney

Anna Delaney

Director, Productions, ISMG

An experienced broadcast journalist, Delaney conducts interviews with senior cybersecurity leaders around the world. Previously, she was editor-in-chief of the website for The European Information Security Summit, or TEISS. Earlier, she worked at Levant TV and Resonance FM and served as a researcher at the BBC and ITV in their documentary and factual TV departments.

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