|"Six points where the CISO and the Board member viewpoints are prone to diverge"
Cybersecurity is not just a technical issue, it is also a people and operational issue that touches
every member of every team throughout the entire organisation. Because of the risk to a company's overall health from the
potential fallout from an incident, the Board must have cybersecurity front and centre in their minds.
But studies reveal that Boardrooms are still struggling to get to grips with the cyber security
challenge; they know it is a risk but are still uncertain in their approach.
Communicating effectively with our Boards, to ensure they understand the implications and issues, is
critical in minimising the frustration felt by them about how risks to information assets are measured and mitigated.
Unless and until more is done to improve such understanding and governance at the highest level we
can expect to see more high-profile breaches and casualties.
In this presentation we will share some research data and identify and dismantle the barriers between
cybersecurity leaders and their Boards of Directors so that leaders at all levels can better come together to protect and further
John Madelin (click here for biography)
Area Vice President, Cognizant Technology Solutions