In March, our CMO Suresh Balasubramanian played host for a Live Q&A session with me where we discussed how CISOs can engage their organization’s board of directors on the subject of cybersecurity. As the VP of sales engineering here at Elevate Security, I’m often asked how CISOs can raise their profile with this important audience.
In a lively and interactive 30-minute session, we made the case that cybersecurity strategy has every right to command board-level visibility as a part of overall business risk management best practices.
The vast majority of companies today are driving toward digital transformation – whether it’s to open new markets, operate faster and more efficiently, or meet changing customer expectations. Just as CEOs and the board of directors must be financially literate and legally literate, they should also be expected to become digitally literate as well.
This webcast covers the following topics:
- 3 ways to structure an effective board presentation
- How to talk about cybersecurity in terms of risk, not vulnerabilities
- What NOT to do (equally as important)
- When to add the concept of human risk to the conversation
- How often should CISOs present to the board
It’s important for CISOs to bring some metrics to the boardroom that demonstrate that they understand the organization’s current security posture, and how it’s improving over time. Industry benchmark data can reveal how your organization is performing relative to your peers. I demonstrated how Elevate Security’s dashboard collects and displays this information at the security team’s fingertips.
Succeeding at cybersecurity ultimately comes down to a series of decisions, good or bad. This is true for your employees. It’s true for your CEO or CIO. But it’s equally true for your board of directors. You want your board not only to understand your cybersecurity initiatives, but to make the correct decision to back them with adequate resources and budget.
This engaging and informative webcast will make sure that you are ready. You’ll emerge with a solid plan to get this important audience engaged in cybersecurity’s role in risk mitigation.
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