Boards Rethink Incident Response, CISOs & CIOs Share, & Stay True to Ethics – BSW #232
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This Week, in the Leadership and Communications section: Boards rethink incident response playbook as ransomware surges, How CISOs and CIOs should share cybersecurity ownership, How CISOs are Building a Modern Cybersecurity Partnership, & more!
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- 1. Boards rethink incident response playbook as ransomware surgesCorporate boards are no longer rubber-stamping assurances from CIOs or CISOs but are bringing in outside experts, asking more questions and preparing for the risk of personal liability.
- 2. How CISOs and CIOs should share cybersecurity ownershipCISOs and CIOs weigh in on how their cybersecurity responsibilities are evolving with changes in the business environment and threat landscape.
- 3. 5 ways Digital Transformation Officers can make cybersecurity top priorityThe Digital Transformation Officer (DTO) plays the key role in managing the strategic approach necessary to successfully undertake such transformations. Part of that success means managing cyber-risk. We recommend DTOs consider the following trends: 1. Securing digital assets 2. Cloud security 3. Developing skills to operate novel technologies securely 4. New approaches to cyber-incident management 5. Outsourcing cybersecurity tasks
- 4. How to Be a Leader Who Stays True to Their EthicsHonest conversations are a crucial tool in helping leaders and their organizations successfully act on their ethical ambitions. If you aspire to lead ethically and with high purpose, first turn inwards. Take the time to have an honest conversation with yourself to help figure out what matters to you, and where your ethics lie. Next, align your senior team. Third, be prepared to be derailed. Unfortunately, at some point, pressure to meet shareholder expectations will derail your aspiration to lead with a higher purpose and values. And finally, don’t wait for the whistle to blow.
- 5. How CISOs are Building a Modern Cybersecurity PartnershipThere has been an ongoing dialogue regarding the benefit of cybersecurity partnerships, with chief information security officers at the forefront of the conversations. Here are five things CISOs should focus on when it comes to securing the much-anticipated cybersecurity partnership. 1. Cybersecurity should be a boardroom agenda 2. Invest in establishing a solid cloud security architecture 3. Construct a borderless security system 4. Upgrade your enterprise security architecture 5. Invest in innovations
- 6. 8 pitfalls that undermine security program successHere, security leaders warn of eight easy-to-overlook pitfalls that can undermine an otherwise successful security strategy: 1. Talking about security risk, rather than business risk 2. Overemphasizing compliance 3. Failing to move fast (enough) 4. Always focusing on the urgent 5. Focusing too much on tools and technologies instead of stakeholders and their needs 6. Keeping security within the security department 7. Overlooking your own security workers 8. Falling for the new stuff
- 7. 10 Action Steps to Become a Good FriendHere’s how to become a better friend: 1. Redesign 2. Remember the Dates 3. Utilize The Mere-Exposure Effect 4. Make Mondays Fun 5. Ask Dopamine-Boosting Questions 6. Reach Out 7. Be Courageous 8. Say “Friend!” 9. Find Their Love Language 10. Celebrate With Them Read more at: https://www.scienceofpeople.com/good-friend/