Cyber leadership course

Nailing your First 100 Days in a CISO role

ABOUTThe chief information security officer, or CISO, has become a key player within most executive teams. CISOs are now closely involved in strategic decision making, including mapping product road maps, complying with a raft of regulations, ensuring the business securely embraces digital transformation while assuring the board, clients and investors that cyber capabilities are fit …

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Six proven tips to enlist the buy-in of executives and corporate directors into cyber transformation

Phil is the CEO and co-founder of the Cyber Leadership Institute and an experienced cybersecurity advisor, author, and public speaker. He is the Amazon bestselling author of The Five Anchors of Cyber Resilience, a practical cyber strategy book for senior business leaders. He is also the 2017 ISACA International’s Michael Cangemi Best Book/Article awardee for his major contributions in the …

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How can M&A cybersecurity strategies help execs preserve or enhance the value of deals?

Companies continue to pursue mergers and acquisitions (M&A) to eliminate competition, diversify product offerings, achieve economies of scale, access unique capabilities, and penetrate new customer segments. In fact, just a recent survey by the global consulting giant PwC, which polled more than 900 global Chief Financial Officers, revealed that M&A would feature in companies’ COVID-19 recovery strategies. A quarter of respondents said they would use M&A to rebuild or enhance their company’s revenue streams. However, integrating two or more organizations—each with …

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Cyber leaders are not getting heard, here is how to fix it

Cyber risk has now zoomed to the top of many board agendas. Corporate directors clearly understand that if they do not take decisive steps, their organizations could be the next victim of a debilitating cyber-attack, wiping shareholder value and leaving a lasting dent in their professional legacies. Yet, at the same time, several cyber leaders are still …

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CISO training

Cyber resilience requires the board and the CISO to be aligned

A recent Deloitte study disclosed that a meager 38% of Chief Executive Officers and 23% of board members were “highly engaged” in the subject. This isn’t surprising—business executives and corporate directors have long perceived cybersecurity as highly cryptic. Sadly, most executives are only forced to participate in cyber resilience by a damaging cyber breach. Meanwhile, regulators keep tightening pressure on corporate directors to ensure their cyber governance mechanisms are effective …

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