How to Deliver Information Security to the Boardroom

Cyber risk is seen as a clear and present risk, board members have to be aware of the risks facing their company to guide your company to the most secure path. However, this isn’t always easy.

Cybersecurity has been a domain that was dominated by technologists working in remote server rooms. After the repercussions of massive breaches like Equifax and Colonial Pipeline, however, it’s becoming evident that cyber security is a clear and present business risk that impacts every aspect of an enterprise.

As a result, boards are demanding more from their security teams and CISOs. It doesn’t matter if it’s spending more on new technologies or ensuring that staff receive proper training board members require a clear and convincing vision of how a trained security team can defend against the most sophisticated threats. This message must be conveyed to executives who are not technical in the boardroom.

One way to achieve this is by leveraging real-time metrics and making sure that security goals are aligned with business goals. By providing regular updates that show the evolution of your security measures, a lowering risk index, and other important metrics, you can provide the board the information they need to inform their decisions. Another strategy is to describe the impact rather than passing through numbers. Instead, tell a story. If you can share a true-life example of the swift actions of your team prevented the threat visit their website of a major one You can show your board that they are protected and that their efforts are having an impact.