The advent of cloud, mobile, the Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data as key business enablers has meant far greater scrutiny on the IT function from board levels, with both C-level executives and board members now requiring more from their security leaders regarding information, security, and transparency.

Likewise, these escalating risks are also requiring board and C-level execs to put more time and effort into understanding and managing cyber risk themselves, while capturing the implications of these risks in their business decisions like never before. A dramatic increase in security and cyber threats have exacerbated this trend and created far more need for engagement from the board.

In today’s hyper-connected world, a strategic relationship between Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) and their boards and top management teams is critical. It enables organizations to better prevent, respond to and recover from incidents. Board members and security leaders tend to approach security from their separate vantage points. Building a strategic partnership, however, requires aligning their viewpoints to determine the best way to support the overall organization.

During this discussion, our speaker will explore a range of considerations, related not only to breach response but also to the preparedness and mitigation strategies that should be in place before a breach occurs.