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Building Successful Conversations About Cybersecurity with the Executive Committee and the Board

Published by IDC Product code 914771
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Building Successful Conversations About Cybersecurity with the Executive Committee and the Board
Published: October 25, 2019 Content info: 12 Pages
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This IDC Perspective provides a step-by-step guide for CIOs who seek to develop and enhance their effectiveness in communicating about cybersecurity to senior executives and boards of directors. This study provides time- and experience-tested strategies from seasoned CIOs and CISOs who have delivered effective programs and survived potentially damaging incidents. These include ways to address the efficacy of programs in place, anecdotal examples to garner interest and attention on key topics, and a framework for presenting what executives and board members need to know."There is nothing more damaging for a CIO's credibility than to be found overstating the enterprise state of cybersecurity protection. To be successful as leaders in this challenging and ever-changing domain, we need to be open to issues and proactive in our investment," says Alizabeth Calder, adjunct analyst, IDC's IT Executive Programs (IEP). "That demands that we educate executives, so they are committed to the journey with us, and that we enable the board in its responsibility to protect the company from harm."

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Product Code: US45585119

Executive Snapshot

Situation Overview

  • Answering "Are We Secure?"
    • Cyber-Risk Appetite
    • Cyberculture
    • Knowledge and Engagement
    • Critical Program Elements
    • Context
    • Gap Analysis
  • Answering "Are We Making the Right Investments?"
    • Skills
    • Road Map
    • Budget

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