How to have Productive Cyber Security Discussions with Board of Directors
May 25, 2023
Productive cyber security discussions with Board of Directors is a topic recently covered in an article on Harvard Business Review. The article, titled ‘Boards are Having the Wrong Conversations About Cybersecurity,’ by Lucia Milică and Dr. Keri Pearlson, highlights some common misconceptions and blind spots that many boards and executives have when it comes to managing cyber risk. One of our valued Deeps, Luis M Ponce De Leon CISSP, CCSP, GRID, has worked in the cyber security industry for several years and served on boards, found this article to be both insightful and thought-provoking. Below is Luis’ perspective and takeaways from the HBR article.
Cyber security discussions with the Board of Directors at every meeting
Many organizations are having the wrong conversations about cyber security, focusing too much on protection and not enough on resilience. Boards need to prioritize resilience, the ability to respond and recover quickly in the event of a cyberattack. To achieve resilience, boards must interact more with their cyber security leaders, view cyber security as an organizational and strategic imperative, and have explicit cyber security expertise on the board. By making cyber security a priority and having cyber security discussion with the Board of Directors at every meeting, shows their commitment to being adequately prepared to deal with cyber attacks. With the right conversations about keeping the company resilient, boards can provide effective oversight for cyber security and help their organizations become more resilient to cyber threats.
Resiliency should be the focus of cyber security discussions
The DeepSeas MDR+ solution can provide tailored threat intelligence, proactive threat hunting, real-time threat detection and response capabilities, expert human analysis, rapid incident response, and continuous monitoring. By combining advanced technologies with expert human analysis and tailored threat intelligence, these solutions can help organizations detect and respond to cyber attacks more quickly and effectively, minimizing the impact of an attack and reducing the time it takes to recover.
Productive Cyber Security Discussions with the Board of Directors about DeepSeas MDR+ can Contribute to Your Business Resilience:
1. Real-time threat detection
DeepSeas MDR+ uses advanced threat detection technologies, such as machine learning and behavioral analytics, to identify potential threats in real-time. This enables organizations to detect and respond to cyber attacks more quickly, reducing the time it takes to contain and mitigate the impact of an attack.
2. Expert human analysis
DeepSeas MDR+ is enabled with expert human analysis to help organizations understand the nature and severity of a cyber attack. This human interaction can help organizations make more informed decisions about how to respond to an attack and minimize its impact.
3. Rapid incident response
DeepSeas MDR+ provides rapid incident response, allowing organizations to quickly contain and mitigate the impact of an attack. This can help organizations minimize the damage caused by an attack and reduce the time it takes to recover.
4. Continuous monitoring
DeepSeas MDR+ includes continuous monitoring of your network and systems, allowing you to quickly detect and respond to new threats as they emerge. This can help your organization stay ahead of the threat landscape and minimize the risk of future attacks.
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Source: by Lucia Milică and Dr. Keri Pearlson (2023, May 1). Boards are Having the Wrong Conversations About Cybersecurity. Harvard Business Review. https://hbr.org/2023/05/boards-are-having-the-wrong-conversations-about-cybersecurityCyber Security Discussions with the Board of Directors