There’s a consensus that too many C-suite executives are disengaged with their organization’s cybersecurity efforts. That indifference can seriously hamper an organization’s ability to quickly and effectively respond to an incident. To best protect the organization, cybersecurity professionals should take the following steps to increase engagement:
- Pinpoint the greatest cybersecurity issues your organization faces and create descriptive verbiage that simplifies these risks.
- Engage in one-on-one meetings with key leaders to help them understand how cybersecurity risks affect not only the overall organization, but their domain as well.
- Stage a cybersecurity simulation exercise for your C-suite executives in which members role-play a data breach scenario.
Leadership is not the only department that should be invested in protecting the organization. Next week, we’ll look at how to engage the entire organization in cybersecurity efforts. If you’d like, you can jump ahead and read it now.