Cybersecurity cannot be successful if siloed. The entire organization must be part of the effort. Take these steps to ensure a more engaged relationship between cybersecurity teams, C-suite executives and other departments:
- Make the company’s chief information officer accountable directly to the chief executive officer and/or the board.
- Train employees at every level to spot security risks and to understand their role in protecting the entire organization from cyberattacks.
- Put cybersecurity on the agenda for every board and executive-level meeting, and incorporate it into quarterly state-of-the-company, all-hands meetings.
With cybersecurity threats evolving and escalating daily, companies need to make engagement a priority that starts at the top and continues through every level of the organization.