Cybersecurity has become widely recognized as a critical corporate challenge. Boards and senior managements are putting it on their agenda, categorizing cybersecurity not as a compartmentalized risk for the information technology team, but as strategic and enterprise-wide.
However, a security program is only as strong as its weakest link. While a survey by the Institute of Internal Auditors found 58% of board members felt they should be actively involved in cybersecurity preparedness, only 14% said they were actively involved. Unfortunately, 65% also said their perception of the risk their organizations faced had increased.
Board members and senior managers need to become more educated about the topic to be able to ask questions that are strategic yet granular enough to address company specifics. To go further, it will be imperative to join Cybersecurity Boardroom Workshop 2015, the first seminar targeted at strategic and executive leaders for whom cybersecurity readiness is a relatively new yet critically important area to be intelligently conversant about.
Cybersecurity Boardroom Workshop 2015 is specifically designed for board members and senior executives of public and private firms looking for new ways to gain and maintain competitive business advantage. Business executives with responsibility for IT, finance, compliance, risk management and procurement as well as entrepreneurs and innovators are welcome.
Topics that Cybersecurity Boardroom Workshop 2015 will discuss include:
* Understanding Cybersecurity
* Social Engineering: The "Weakest Human Link" in Cybersecurity
* Understanding the Cybersecurity Testing Method
* Basics of Security Architecture for Board Members and CXOs
* Introduction to NIST’s Cybersecurity Framework
* The Five Core Functions of NIST’s Cybersecurity Framework
* Introduction to Intelligence-driven Cyber Network Defenses
* Establishing or Improving a Cybersecurity Program