As CISOs are increasingly being asked to provide regular cyber risk updates to the C-Suite and the boardroom, they must make the most of the precious minutes of attention given to them. This session covers best practices derived from over a dozen articles written for CISOs, boards, and the C-Suite about cybersecurity.
Attendees will learn why boards are asking cyber-related questions, the types of questions directors are likely to ask, and the topics that will make their eyes gloss over. We’ll cover the perspective from the C-Suite, including how the dynamics in the C-Suite can foster — or hinder — crucial conversations about cyber risks. We’ll highlight how strategic alliances with other CXOs that can help the CISO’s arguments on how to best manage cyber risks. Finally, we’ll cover areas of professional growth for CISOs as they look forward to taking full advantage of a red-hot job market, and learn on how CISOs can position themselves to play a strategic role in their organization.
- What cybersecurity questions are boards asking CISOs?
- How do C-Suite dynamics impact the organization's cybersecurity?
- What are the areas of professional growth for CISOs?
About Christophe Veltsos
Chris Veltsos, aka “Dr. InfoSec”, is passionate about helping organizations take stock of their cyber risks and manage those risks across the intricate landscape of technology, business and people. Whether performing information security risk assessments, working alongside CIOs and CISOs to set and communicate strategic cybersecurity priorities, or advising board members on effective governance of cyber risks, Veltsos enjoys working with business leaders to improve their organization’s cyber risk posture. Both faculty and practitioner, he maintains the DrInfoSec.com blog, tweets as @DrInfoSec and writes articles about cyber risks for IBM’s SecurityIntelligence blog.