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Cybersecurity for Executives: How to Talk to Leaders About the Importance of Risk Management

The red lights are flashing everywhere. News stories are warning about a sharp rise in ransomware attacks, a 2000X fold increase in cybersecurity breaches, and more cyber-related doomsday scenarios. Meanwhile, the Biden Administration...

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A Security Operations Center Report Template for Executive Buy-in

A monthly or quarterly report is a great way to summarize a SOC’s performance and uncover insights for executive leadership. But as a security and risk manager or executive, what information should you request from the managers who...

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BitSight EXCHANGE Sound Bites: Reporting to the Board

In the months since BitSight’s inaugural EXCHANGE forum, we have been digesting and processing the incredible sessions and discussions that came about from this forum. It was a great event that brought together security executives from...

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A Cybersecurity Conversation with the Board: Q&A with James Lam

In today’s evolving threat landscape, corporate directors are increasingly asking for security performance updates from Chief Information Security Officers, Chief Information Officers, Chief Risk Officers, and other executives. I...

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4 Cybersecurity Factors Every Board Member Must Consider for 2019 Planning

Cybersecurity is a growing topic of discussion in Board meetings everywhere — given this fact, Board members need to be prepared to speak knowledgeably about their organization’s cybersecurity posture and programs. As businesses near...

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The State of Security in the Boardroom

In today’s evolving cyber risk landscape, Boards of Directors are becoming increasingly concerned about their company’s security performance. In fact, the NACD has found that 89% of public companies and 72% of private companies...

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What to Expect in Your CISO’s Cybersecurity Presentation

As a member of your company’s board, you know that cybersecurity is a critical risk that simply cannot be ignored, and that should be reported on regularly by the appropriate executives. According to the 2017 NACD Director’s Handbook on...

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Tips for Explaining Technical Things in Simple Terms to Non-Technical Executives

You don’t have to be a CIO to know that a great IT department is crucial to the success of any large organization. With the rise of big data, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things, technology promises to become an even...

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Cybersecurity Reporting Best Practices

Today, businesses are at an interesting intersection when it comes to cybersecurity reporting: with modern technology, tons of data and thousands upon thousands of metrics are available to report on — but it’s difficult to determine...

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