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CISO Salaries 2020: Does a Changing Role Demand a Change in Pay?

The role of the chief information security officer (CISO) is undergoing a tectonic shift. 

The first generation of CISOs were high-performing technical professionals promoted to senior leadership. They largely reported to CIOs, and had...

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Most Urgent CISO Skills 2020: Reporting, Avoiding Burnout, More

Since the creation of the first CISO role about 25 years ago, the job has changed dramatically. What was once an uncommon position has quickly become standard, with the majority of companies including a cybersecurity-specific role in their...

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The Board’s Role in Managing Disruptive Risk: Enter Security Ratings

Today, disruptive risks are an area of focus for corporate directors worldwide. On a global basis, we face disruptions in areas like geopolitical volatility, economic slowdown, emerging technologies, cybersecurity threats, and climate...

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Cyber Risk Considerations During the M&A Process

Data breaches are a constant in today’s headlines, but in recent years the risk has been front and center of some of the most significant M&A deals. In 2017, Verizon discounted its acquisition price by $350 million when Yahoo belatedly...

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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 all...

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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 recently...

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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 the...

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Do's & Don'ts for Security Professionals Presenting to Executives

Cybersecurity is a growing topic of discussion in Board meetings everywhere, and more and more security professionals are being asked to present on it in high level meetings. Company leadership is busy, so it’s your responsibility to...

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