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5 Shocking IT & Cybersecurity Burnout Statistics

No one should be surprised to learn that IT and cybersecurity jobs can be extremely stressful. Now, a convergence of trends has, in many cases, brought this stress to a breaking point.

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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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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 report...

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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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6 Cybersecurity KPI Examples for Your Next Report

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 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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