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How To Talk About InfoSec To Your Board Of Directors
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stevedurbin
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stevedurbin,
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5/21/2014 | 5:39:47 PM
Re: Who talks to the BoD about InfoSec
Marilyn , great question and the answer is it depends... In many large companies now I'm seeing the CISO reporting through to the Chief Risk Officer or the Risk Committee, yet we still also see a more traditional CISO to CIO report line in some organisations; it really all depends on the view the organisation takes about security risk and, in heavily regulated industries, compliance.  What is common is that boards are now asking questions of their risk profile and ability to withstand and recover from cyber attacks.
Marilyn Cohodas
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Marilyn Cohodas,
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5/21/2014 | 2:50:43 PM
Who talks to the BoD about InfoSec
Steve, I'm curious about whether it's typical for a CISO to speak to the board of directors about InfoSec or whether it's the CIO that has that responsibility. What's your take on the division of labor/responsibility in communicating with the board about security matters.
stevedurbin
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stevedurbin,
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5/20/2014 | 3:04:35 AM
Re: "How" to talk to the Board !!
Hi, I'd be happy to pick up on the specifics - the how to - if that would be of interest to readers and @DarkReading of course, in a follow up blog piece.
felixonline
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felixonline,
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5/19/2014 | 11:41:17 PM
"How" to talk to the Board !!
Hi, Understand the value proposition associated with engaging the Board on infosec matters, but there is very little coverage for and material on the "How"? For example, strategy, planning the delivery of messages (e.g. timing, extent of messaging, level of technical detail etc.), pre-requisites (e.g. CEO/CFO pre-engaged) etc. Are you planning a follow-up to this article?


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