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4 Reports every ciso needs

How are You Reporting Risk and Compliance?


Four Risk and Compliance Reports Every CISO Needs to Succeed

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 four reports all CISOs and information security leaders need to succeed in the Boardroom and beyond when reporting cyber risk and compliance. 

  • What risk and compliance reports to deliver to the C-level and the Board
  • How to present an Executive Risk Management Report
  • Why an SSP and POAM will only get you so far when reporting to business-side stakeholders

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.