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7 Tips for Communicating with the Board

The key? Rather than getting bogged down in the technical details, focus on how a security program is addressing business risk.
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2. Map Metrics to a Security Framework
Show how you compare against peers or established security best practices. One way to demonstrate an information security program's progress is to map it to a well-established security framework like the one NIST offers, Vectra's Morales says. Metrics should show how well the program is doing compared to its objectives  but without getting into the weeds.'Is the program on track to meet objectives, ahead, or behind? This might help to drive and manage budge,' Morales says.
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2. Map Metrics to a Security Framework

Show how you compare against peers or established security best practices. One way to demonstrate an information security program's progress is to map it to a well-established security framework like the one NIST offers, Vectra's Morales says. Metrics should show how well the program is doing compared to its objectives but without getting into the weeds."Is the program on track to meet objectives, ahead, or behind? This might help to drive and manage budge," Morales says.

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2/13/2019 | 10:25:19 AM
Too tactical
"Don't use FUD" might be the best advice here, even if "highlight legal consequences" doesn't follow it. The goal is to meet the Directors where they are. Understand their goals & beliefs, and work to meet them there. Explain the implications of recent news. Discuss the long term implications of risk — and highlight the benefits of wise risk choices being made. Don't be seen as the person who only criticized the business.
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