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What Cybersecurity Questions the Board Really Wants Answered in Your Next Report

Boards are increasingly looking at cybersecurity as a crucial part of the business. The problem is, the board doesn’t always know what to look for or how cybersecurity impacts the business. What the board really wants to hear in the...

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Is Your Cyber Security Communication Strategy Effective?

One of the more challenging aspects of third party risk management is effectively communicating risk. Often the risks posed by vendors are highly technical, and it can be tempting to simply put together a slide or list to review with...

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Cyber Security KPI and Information Security KPI Examples

While many IT, security, and risk professionals have developed good metrics and visuals for communicating internally about cyber risk, such as the safety cross and pareto charts, reporting on cybersecurity to non-technical individuals...

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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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The Board’s Role in Cyber Risk Management: Advice from Top Directors

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

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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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Cybersecurity Metrics Your CIO Expects You to Know

In today’s landscape, managing your internal security processes as well as creating a third-party vendor risk management program should be top of mind, but prioritizing a solid understanding of the metrics surrounding your cybersecurity...

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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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