A data breach simulation is a great way to test your team's crisis response capabilities and prepare executives to deal with the aftermath of a cyberattack.
According to recent research, many companies fail to adapt their cybersecurity strategy to the shifting cybercrime landscape, even in the wake of a major data breach.
The SEC released updated guidance regarding cybersecurity disclosure for public companies, emphasizing the responsibility of executives to report material risks and incidents.
According to IBM cyber risk expert Tim Roberts, security professionals must do a better job of communicating with top management as the technology landscape evolves and new threats emerge.
The role of the security leader is expanding, and CISOs must posses strong communication skills, extensive technical knowledge, analytical minds and the respect of their peers to be successful.
Take a look at some traits from the famous "Star Wars" characters we've grown to love and explore how those might be applicable to CISOs today.
By proactively determining who is responsible for data risk management before a data breach occurs, C-suite executives can help avoid such incidents in the first place.
Building the right incident response team means looping in people outside of the IT and security teams.
To increase security preparedness and awareness among executives, CISOs need to communicate cyber risks in business terms and regularly assess their systems for vulnerabilities.
The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD)'s "2018 Governance Outlook: Projections on Emerging Board Matters" offered key advice to help board directors engage with cyber risk management.