CISO Hot Topic Lunch Session: Communicating Cybersecurity Effectively to CEOs and Boards of Directors

  • Wednesday, 07 Sep 2016 12:00PM EDT (07 Sep 2016 16:00 UTC)
  • Speakers: Alan Paller, John Pescatore

In conjunction with SANS Northern Virginia ' Crystal City 2016, SANS is pleased to provide the following CISO Hot Topic Session.

With security breaches regularly making headlines in mainstream media, CEOs, Boards of Directors and agency heads are focusing on cybersecurity and looking for answers from the CISO. As part of a continuing series of 'CISO Hot Topic' sessions, at SANS Northern Virginia ' Crystal City, SANS will present a session with real world lessons learned and 'What Works' examples for CISOs to learn how to take advantage of opportunities to interact with top management in ways that lead to increases in the effectiveness of the security program.

  • 12:00 - 12:45: Having Something Meaningful to Say to the CEO/Board ' John Pescatore
  • 12:45pm - 1:15pm: Communicating to Impact ' Alan Paller
  • 1:15pm - 2:00pm: Discussions/Q&A
Highlight Points:

* In order to take advantage of the opportunity to brief the BoD, CISOs need to understand the expectations board members have when they hear from any C-level corporate executive. SANS discussions with board members shows that all too often there is a big disconnect.

* Effective communications to the board requires both meaningful data and a communications approach and style that work to actually influence BoD member's discussions and recommendations and to drive the change necessary to make advances in corporate cybersecurity.

Will you be in the Crystal City, VA area? Attend the live event! Register here .