Leadership

Do we need a new language to describe cybersecurity?

Words shape our perceptions of the world, so perhaps we need different language to describe cybersecurity concepts. The English language has changed in recent years to be more inclusive of a variety of groups. Some say those changes reflect our increasingly diverse society; others say the words we use help to create that diversity. Language[…]

Spotlight Shines on Role of CISO

Although more than half of CISOs still report to the CIO, some organizations are elevating the role to that of a C-suite peer or even a member of the board. Their rise in prominence coincides with growing pressure for boards to address cyber risk. Not long ago, many senior management teams regarded their risk executives[…]

Why you can’t decide (And what to do about it)

There it sits on your desk, awaiting your decision. As a key executive, you have difficult news to deliver to the board, and a recommendation to make. But how will you advocate for a solution when you can’t decide which to choose? Of the alternatives before you, several would almost certainly be effective, but also[…]

How much security is enough?

With a CISO on their board of directors, organizations could gain a better understanding of the cyberthreats their systems face. Not long ago, a chief risk officer might often have felt like a salmon swimming upstream. Also known, tongue in cheek, as “business prevention officers,” CROs for many years may have been relegated to the[…]