IT security professionals often have high career goals but, to their detriment, fail to adequately plan their careers, according to a survey released on Monday by IT security career consultancy website Information Security Leaders. The survey of nearly 1,000 practitioners found that 65 percent were “more than confident” that they will reach their ultimate career goal. A majority aspire to be a CSO, CISO, consultant or to start their own company. But 83 percent of respondents did not have a written career plan. Those with a defined plan earned “significantly more” money and than those without one, the survey also found. — AM