How CISOs Can Bridge the Gap Between Boardroom Security and the Business World

Security in the boardroom is a growing issue. With the recent high-profile data breaches hitting headlines, and shareholder proposals seeking to link CEO pay with cybersecurity performance, boards are more concerned about this issue. But, CISOs are faced with the challenge of interacting with business leaders who may not know what information to ask for or how to interpret cybersecurity jargon.

Cyber risk is no longer thought of as the sole responsibility of tech teams in distant server rooms; it’s an essential business risk and boards need to comprehend it at a personal level. They need to know how their company compares to its peers and make decisions based on precise and quantifiable data.

It’s essential to set up the right framework, such as a board portal that allows for sharing and collaboration that is easy. Your board members no longer need to communicate through messages or email that are not secured which makes them more vulnerable to malware and hacks. Using a board management software that has multilayer encryption and secure collaboration options can help protect your board members from the most typical threats.

CISOs can also help to bridge the gap between the boardroom and the world of security by providing board members with real-time data on cyber risk as well as aligning security with business goals and educating them about cybersecurity issues. This will ensure that security teams can have a more productive conversation with their business counterparts and that there are clear lines of communication between them.