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.
Instead of dismissing experts who warn of impending cybersecurity disasters, business leaders should thoroughly investigate the issue at hand and prepare a response to minimize the potential damage.
To address the ongoing cybersecurity skills shortage, technology organizations around the world are hiring new collar professionals who lack degrees but possess real-world experience and enthusiasm.
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.
Building the right incident response team means looping in people outside of the IT and security teams.
Many organizations across multiple sectors are creating new collar job opportunities to embrace the skills of aspiring professionals who lack traditional four-year college degrees.
Roughly Half of Cybersecurity Incidents Due to Employee Negligence and Weak IT Security Policies, Report Says
Only 12 percent of employees fully understand their organization's IT security policies and human error accounts for nearly half of all cybersecurity incidents, according to a recent report.
To increase security preparedness and awareness among executives, CISOs need to communicate cyber risks in business terms and regularly assess their systems for vulnerabilities.
IBM will take part in the first Cyber Careers Show in London on Jan. 17, 2018 to educate and recruit prospective security professionals in an effort to help close the security skills gap.
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.