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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