How CSOs can help CIOs talk security to the board
Most CIOs are not security experts, but in the board room they need to be. Thanks to the CSO, they don’t have to go it alone. Behind the scenes, they can help prepare the CIO, offering advice on how to interpret the company’s threat levels, boiling down the most relevant information and communicating it, early and often, so the C-suite will pay attention.
“The challenges when you take on the CIO role or an executive role are that you don’t think all about security,” said Michael Hart, vice president and CIO of Petwell Partners, during a panel discussion at CIO Perspectives Houston last week. “You rely on the CISO.”