NCE Leadership Survey and Research

Areas of Research

I research differential behaviors, mindsets, and approaches of successful cybersecurity leaders and the key elements of successful moments in cybersecurity leaders' careers. I interview over 100 executives a year.


I do not look at products, deployed technology, or technical trends. Nor do I evaluate programs, organizational structure, capital investments, or similar topics. If you are looking for this, and don't know where to start, feel free to contact me.

Current and Prior Research

Past research has focused on cyber executive-specific job challenges, and included additional outside-in '360' input from CIOs and IT leaders, HR and recruiting professionals, and project/portfolio management leaders, among others.


The 2022 NCE Leadership Survey focuses on elements of starting a new role and is underway. Current, full-time, executives working in industry can apply to participate here. At this time I am not interviewing those in sales, consulting, or vCISOs.