Business risk leadership

CSO serves enterprise security decision-makers and users with the critical information they need to stay ahead of evolving threats and defend against criminal cyberattacks. With incisive content that addresses all security disciplines from risk management to network defense to fraud and data loss prevention, CSO offers unparalleled depth and insight to support key decisions and investments for IT security professionals.

CSO delivers critical, management-focused security content, experiences, and advice to help enterprises manage risk. Sharing best practices and speaking in the voice of its audience, CSO helps strategically-focused security executives balance risk with business opportunity — so they can get their jobs done.

CSO’s audience is composed of senior security and risk executives, as well as their direct reports (CSO minus 1) who are responsible for balancing operational risk & business opportunity for their organizations. Through their efforts they enable their organizations to manage operational risk in their current business initiatives, and to safely undertake new business initiatives.

What we cover

  • Application security
  • Careers
  • Cloud computing
  • Critical infrastructure
  • Cyber attacks
  • Identity management
  • Regulation
  • Risk management
  • Vulnerability
  • Small business

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Average security budget


Of CSO50 attendees hold
security/IT Management titles

Google Analytics, 6-month Average, July 2021- December 2021; CSO Audience Profile Survey, 2021; CSO50 Conference + Awards Executive Summary, October 2020

“CSO continues to be an engaging and important medium that gets me the information I need, when I need it, and at the right level.”

Roland Clouter, Global CSO, TikTok

“When people ask me what my primary sources are for staying up-to-date on security issues, I always highlight CSO as the most consistent authority.”

Mark Weatherford, Chief Strategy Officer and Board Member, National Cybersecurity Center, former CISO of vArmour and US Department of Homeland Security

See what’s special about CSO

This critically acclaimed website is the premier resource for enterprise security decision-makers. With full coverage on the security space that includes analysis, interviews, technical advice, product news and industry news, CSO delivers quality insights for security executives who need information they can rely on.


: Helping security leaders stay up to date on the latest news, trends, analysis, and solutions impacting the office of the CSO with regular updates from our award-winning site.

Blogs & Reviews

: Created specifically for security professionals, our blogs share industry perspectives with the CSO community.

: CSO provides thorough, fair and honest reviews to assist security executives in finding the right solution for their business.


: Foundry’s Security Priorities study is conducted to gain a better understanding of the various security projects that organizations are focused on and will be prioritizing in the coming year. Security’s role in the enterprise is constantly evolving — today, 80% of enterprise organizations have a CISO, CSO or other top security executive — and this study outlines that evolution.

Signature events

: CSO50 brings the nation’s top security decision-makers together for three days of networking, peer presentations and opportunities for buyers and sellers to connect. The annual CSO50 Awards recognize organizations for security projects and initiatives that demonstrate outstanding business value. CSO Hall of Fame inductees are also recognized at CSO50 for outstanding achievement in the security field. Drive brand visibility by becoming a partner today!

: Participate in Foundry’s virtual event summits that provide the ultimate immersive online experience surrounding a variety of critical topics that attract and engage the industry’s most influential tech decision-makers. These interactive events provide attendees with the opportunity to hear from spectacular speakers, access world-class content, and network with their peers and solution providers. Build new and meaningful connections with IT and security decision-makers through speaking and networking opportunities by partnering with us today.

“[CSO50] is truly a conference where you hear from the people in the trenches who are developing and implementing innovative security measures to meet the needs of their companies.”

2019 CSO50 Participant

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Meet CSO's editorial leaders

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Amy Bennett

Global Editor in Chief, app

Amy Bennett

Global Editor in Chief, app

Amy Bennett is a veteran editor with more than 15 years of experience in app tech publishing. In her role as Editor in Chief, English language for CIO, CSO, Computerworld, InfoWorld, Network World, Amy oversees editorial operations for these award-winning media brands unwaveringly focused on serving the information needs of IT and security leaders. Amy cut her teeth in publishing spending summers answering phones and writing product announcements at a series of small trade publications that are now long forgotten except to vintage tech enthusiasts. She joined app in 2000 as Web Production Manager at ITworld, following stints at Harvard Business School Publishing and Daedalus, the Journal of The American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Martin Bayer

Editorial Director, Germany

Matt Egan

Global Content Director

Matt Egan

Global Content Director

An executive leader with more than two decades experience leading successful editorial teams, Matt Egan is Foundry’s (formerly app Communications) first ever Editorial Director.

Matt leads and supports Foundry’s world class teams of journalists in key markets across the globe, as they create expert content in multiple major world languages. He is responsible for audience development, data, content, ecommerce, analytics, video, and content strategy for the world’s most popular business-to-business and B2C technology publications and events.

Prior to his global role Matt managed Foundry’s award-winning enterprise and B2C editorial teams in the US, UK, ASEAN, France and Spain.

Matt holds a BA in English and Drama from the University of Hull. He’s married with two children and enjoys running.

Galen Gruman

Executive Editor for Global Content

Galen Gruman

Executive Editor for Global Content

Galen Gruman is executive editor for global content at app Communications, responsible for the editorial content in English-language editions of the app sites in Australia, India, New Zealand, and Southeast Asia (ASEAN countries). He’s had several roles at app over his 20-year tenure, including features editor, executive editor, and editor at Macworld; West Coast bureau chief of Computerworld; and executive editor of InfoWorld. Galen is a member of app’s global app Editorial Board and has led several app initiatives outside of editorial, including providing leadership for two CMS initiatives and serving as a member of the Macworld senior leadership team. He has also been an adjunct analyst for the IDC IT Executive Program, editor of UBM’s M-Business magazine, executive editor of Upside magazine, and associate editor at the IEEE Computer Society.

Chris Holmes

Editorial Director, Asia

Xiou Ann Lim

Editorial Director, ASEAN

Esther Macías

Editor in Chief, Spain

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