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The Top Five Questions Boards Are Asking CISOs and How To Answer

Cyber is no longer an abstract concept that can be assessed with the question ‘are we secure?'. According to Gartner, successful CISO’s are leaders, communicators, and managers and all CISO’s need to be prepared to convey the progress their organization is making to ensure the enterprise stays secure as it continues to grow. 

As cyber risk begins to be rolled up alongside the other categories of risk (strategic, operational, financial, etc.), effective cyber risk reporting that is actionable for business-side stakeholders is increasingly paramount. Information security leaders today must recognize the need for not only effective cyber risk management, but also effective cyber risk and compliance reporting out of the IT organization. 

In this guide, you’ll learn the top five questions Boards are asking CISOs, how to answer, and what information you'll need to effectively and actionably answer. In this guide, you'll learn...

  • What risk and compliance reports to deliver to the C-level and the Board
  • How to answer the age-old question "are we secure" effectively for the Digital Age
  • What dashboards and reports are key to your Board's understanding of cyber

What to Deliver to the C-Suite

Know how to present cyber risk information to the C-suite that's actionable for strategic planning. 


Visualize Trends and Show Progress

Show ongoing progress to improve cybersecurity posture and present program activity at a high-level. 


Security and Privacy Together

Use automated GDPR reporting to illustrate compliance with both security and privacy requirements. 

Chuck Saia
Deloitte CEO of Risk and Financial Advisory

To engage senior leaders, the CIO and CISO should develop business-focused cyber risk reporting, rather than overly technical reports with a focus on business impacts and risks.