There are many CISOs and CSOs out there hiding their proverbial sweaty palms.
They’re stressed out, worried that it is just a matter of time before their network gets caught up in some embarrassing data debacle – perhaps it will be ransomware, or a targeted attack or an insider leak.
And they know they will then truly be in the hot seat.
Thing is, for many, it is a fingers-crossed game, because few responsible for cybersecurity are granted the right people, budget and processes.
Worse, many aren’t even given allocated resources or funds to test assess their system resiliency, meaning they have no idea what state their systems are really in.
Think about this, though. Don’t most organizational leaders try to maintain a healthy approach to risk, resilience and optimism in their day-to-day jobs? Could this be why so many blanch when disaster recovery, data protection and cybersecurity policies are discussed?
Information security is, after all, about being prepared for bad scenarios.
So we need to figure out to how to make Information Security much more engaging in the boardroom.
Serious security incidents can deliver a nasty knuckle-sandwich to the shareholder, and it hits where it hurts them the most: the wallet.
CISOs and CSOs need to take advantage of this very real pain point to secure appropriate budget and resources.
So here are some recommended guidelines on how to improve the CISO relationship with stakeholders and the board.
Do you want some additional guidance on how to onboard your board when it comes to information security? We can help you secure the budget and resources you need to properly secure your network, making you a vastly less attractive attack target.