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Best Practices Q&A: Guidance about what directors need to hear from CISOs — from a board member

The Last Watchdog

CISOs can sometimes be their own worst enemy, especially when it comes to communicating with the board of directors. Related: The ‘cyber’ case for D&O insurance Vanessa Pegueros knows this all too well. She serves on the board of several technology companies and also happens to be steeped in cyber risk governance.

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Unlocking SMB Cybersecurity: The Rise of Virtual CISOs in 2024 and Beyond

Security Boulevard

This year, virtual CISOs must begin making a difference in our industry. For the longest time, small and medium businesses (SMBs) have been abandoned by the cybersecurity industry. Sadly, SMBs cannot afford an experienced full-time CISO. But they don’t actually need a full-time CISO. Rather it is the opposite.

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Stress Relief for CISOs: Communicate Cyber Risk in Business Terms

Security Boulevard

Cybersecurity Leaders Suffer Burnout as Pressures of the Job Intensify ,” says a headline in The Wall Street Journal. Seventy-three percent of US CISOs in a survey reported hitting that hopeless state, The Journal reports.

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Australian CEOs Struggling to Face Cyber Risk Realities

Tech Republic Security

Research has found 91% of CEOs view IT security as a technical function that's the CIO or CISO's problem, meaning IT leaders have more work to do to engage senior executives and boards.

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Cyber Risk Management: A Beginner’s Guide

Security Boulevard

With the emergence of new cybersecurity regulations like the SEC’s incident disclosure rules and the EU’s NIS2 Directive, much attention is directed towards understanding and complying with these new incident reporting requirements.

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CFOs ignoring billions of dollars loss incurred through Cyber Risks

CyberSecurity Insiders

Chief Financial Officers aka CFOs are ignoring billions of dollars loss incurred through cyber risks and threats, says a survey. Interestingly, over 87% of survey respondents are over-confident that their companies can overcome any level of threats, although their current Cybersecurity posture was never tested to the core.

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How CISOs Build Credibility with Boards on Cyber Risk Reporting

Security Boulevard

The influential Director’s Handbook on Cyber-Risk Oversight , recently released by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), sets its first principle as “Directors need to understand and approach cybersecurity as a strategic, enterprise risk, not just an IT risk.”