All CISOs Face cold and difficult facts. You may not have a seat at the meeting room table or at the executive leadership team meeting.
For some organizations, this relatively new role has not yet received executive-level attention. Also, depending on the organizational structure, it may not be possible to secure a permanent seat at the table. If you report to the CIO or CTO and feel that the hierarchy is calming, other complexity arises. Or perhaps your message will be diluted by the time it goes up the chain of commands.
Keep in mind that lack of access to the highest levels of an organization can be disappointing, but it can still have a significant impact on the organization and its security. You may just need to hustle.
Become a Translator: When engaging in executive and board communication, speak like a business person and keep your message concise and engaging.
As an executive, I would love to meet team members (at all levels) who want to come up with their own ideas. If these ideas are interesting, let them marinated for a few weeks and then give feedback to the employees. Now we have started an open dialogue and have begun to build relationships of trust. In the course of our conversation, this person will probably continue to present thought-provoking ideas. I may recommend bringing their suggestions to the board or presenting them to them.
Of course, it’s ideal to have a permanent seat at the table. But if that’s not realistic, try to bring yourself, or at least your ideas, into the meeting room. The lack of a permanent invitation does not mean that you cannot influence it.
Create relevant and relevant messaging
To convey a message to time-hungry executives (or almost anyone about it), you need to meet them where they are. You already know why investing in cybersecurity is essential to your role. Now take your leadership position and explain why it matters to them.
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