Recent data clearly demonstrates an increased awareness of cybersecurity risk among boards of directors nationwide, and most boards have the topic on their agendas.
For many Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs), this means that reporting to the board is now a requirement of the job and even necessary to secure support for top priorities.
Yet with no universal standard available, security leaders are presented with a sizable challenge. They must explain the strategy for protecting digital assets and minimizing the impact of cyberattacks in a language the board can understand, monitor and measure over time. What follows is a set of key cybersecurity recommendations shared by experienced CTOs, CIOs and CISOs at a recent SecureWorks IT Security Leaders Roundtable.