IT Focus Area: Security
April 15, 2015
5 Keys to Starting a Security Conversation in the Boardroom
Before high-profile breaches, security was an IT-centric discussion. This is partly because executives usually speak the language of dollars, cents and business metrics, while IT security teams tend to speak more technical. The result: a communication breakdown.
After a seemingly endless loop of headlines chronicling the plight of companies that had enormous resources dedicated to security but were breached anyway, company boards are sitting up, taking notice and asking questions such as: “Can it happen to us? Could we be compromised already? If we are breached, how long will it take us to recover?”
Boards and executives need an accurate picture of the risks the organization is facing and security professionals have to find a way to give it to them in a language they understand.
View the on-demand recording to explore:
The biggest misconceptions senior executives have about IT security.
Questions boards are asking and why you need to start educating them now.
The metrics and measurements that can best facilitate effective communication.
Five keys to getting executive buy-in for IT security.
Check out the slides from the Meet the Experts web event,
or listen to the on-demand recording below.