Security Strategy, Plan, Budget, Security Staff Acquisition & Development, Leadership

Listen: W@tchTower CEO Mischel Kwon on why you should stop telling scary stories to the board

Like other senior executives, chief information security officers must educate board members about problems, solutions, strategies, and budgetary needs. But, unlike many other senior leaders, CISOs must endure the challenge of articulating very technical information in a way the board can understand.

If your approach to doing this is telling scary stories, stop. It could get you fired.

In episode 1 of the CISO Stories podcast, Mischel Kwon, founder and CEO of W@tchTower, joins Todd Fitzgerald, vice president of cybersecurity strategy at the Cybersecurity Collaborative, to talk about how CISOs can effectively communicate to the board. She reveals why scare tactics don't work, what board members care about most, and the type of information CISOs need to collect and present to the board to address their concerns.  

Listen to episode 1 of CISO Stories: Telling Scary Stories to the Board? Stop. Here’s Why.

The Cybersecurity Collaborative, in conjunction with Cybereason, is proud to present CISO Stories, a podcast series that each week takes a deep dive on security leadership with top security professionals from across the public and private sectors who share their insights and expertise with the community. Click here to access all available episodes of CISO Stories.

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