Monday Jun 26, 2023

#135 - Board Decks (with Demetrios Lazarikos)

One of the most important activities a CISO must perform is presenting high quality presentations to the Board of Directors.  Listen and learn from Demetrios Lazarikos (Laz) and G Mark Hardy as they discuss what CISOs are putting in their decks and how best to answer the board's questions. 

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  • 00:00 Introduction
  • 05:17 The Importance of External Audits in Managing Risk
  • 06:48 How to Help Your Business of Revenue Protection Reduce Risk
  • 11:15 How to be a Successful CISO
  • 12:52 How to Measure the Threat to Your Environment
  • 15:04 How to Prepare for Cyber Threats and Incidents
  • 18:49 The Importance of Understanding the Business's Critical Assets
  • 22:28 OSINT and Tools and Technologies
  • 25:14 Building a Matrix of Good Intention, Bad Behavior, and Access Management
  • 28:10 How to Create an Incident Response Plan
  • 30:20 How to Keep Your Board of Directors Informed of Cybersecurity Incidents
  • 31:50 How to Keep Track of the Latest Cyber Threats Coming Around the Corner
  • 34:11 How to Achieve Cyber Insurance Coverage
  • 37:06 Cyber Liability Insurance: A Necessary Component of Running Your Business in 2023
  • 39:22 How to Measure the Effectiveness of a Company's Cybersecurity Program
  • 40:54 The Importance of Business Alignment

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