Securing the C-Suite: Cybersecurity Perspectives from the Boardroom

February 17, 2016 from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST

Cybersecurity incidents have significant impact beyond the IT organization, representing a significant risk to ongoing business continuity and reputation, and requiring heightened engagement across the entire executive team. Common wisdom is that security leaders need to speak in ways the business will understand, but what does that really mean? And how does the business side of an organization view security? To answer these questions, IBM conducted a survey of over 700 C-Suite executives – excluding the CISO – from 28 countries, across 18 industries – to understand any patterns, as well as any differing or aligning attitudes on cybersecurity. 60 percent of respondents are located in mature markets and 40 percent from emerging markets. Participants spanned traditional C-Suite roles, from CEOs and Board members to CFOs, Chief Risk Officers, CMOs, COOs, Human Resource executives, Chief Compliance Officers and Legal Counsel.

Watch the on-demand webinar

Listen to Diana Kelley, Executive Security Advisor in IBM Security, and Carl Nordman, Functional Research Lead for CFO and Cybersecurity in the IBM Institute for Business Value, discuss findings from the 2015 C-Suite Cybersecurity Study “Securing the C-Suite – Cybersecurity Perspectives from the Boardroom and C-Suite.”

This webinar covers an overview of the study findings, including:

  • C-Suite views of the risks and actors – Is the C-Suite view aligned with security reality?
  • IT and business alignment / collaboration- Who’s engaged and who’s not?
  • The tone from the top on external collaboration and sharing of incident information
  • Characteristics of more “Cyber-Secure” companies based on C-Suite responses to what their organization has accomplished

Carl Nordman

Research Director, IBM Institute for Business Value
IBM Security


Diana Kelley
Executive Security Advisor
IBM Security