Engaging with the board: Five ways for Chief Information Security Officers to stand out

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Information security is a critical function within the company and boards want to hear what their Chief Information Security Officer has to say. How you interact with the board and its committees is critical. Why? You likely have only a handful of opportunities each year to engage with the board, and these brief interactions play a huge role in your professional credibility. The pre-read materials you draft, your presentation style and your overall executive presence matter. They will impact the board’s view of you specifically and of the company’s information security function as a whole.

We’ve identified 5 tips:

  • Invest in your relationships
  • Be thoughtful when preparing pre-read materials
  • Know your audience
  • Be strategic with your time
  • Focus on your message

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Paula Loop
Leader, Governance Insights Center, PwC US
Tel: +1 (646) 471 1881

Sean Joyce
Cybersecurity and Privacy Leader, PwC US
Tel: +1 (703) 918 3528

Joseph Nocera
Principal, Cybersecurity and Privacy, PwC US
Tel: +1 (312) 298 2745

Paul DeNicola
Managing Director, Governance Insights Center, PwC US
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Catie Hall
Director, Governance Insights Center
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