IT Security

How to present cybersecurity programs better to the board of directors

Published on January 31, 2024

Navigating conversations about cybersecurity can pose a delicate challenge for both CISOs and board members. CISOs often face the task of persuading the board to invest in cutting-edge and expensive cybersecurity programs. But sometimes, board members struggle with the idea of making improvements on systems that already seem to work. They want assurance that the money they’re asked to invest is going to the places that need it the most.

Discover how to enhance boardroom awareness of cyber risks, address third-party vendor concerns, and effectively align cybersecurity investments with broader business goals and risk tolerance. Plus, we’ll dive into strategies for extending your influence beyond the boardroom by engaging stakeholders and fostering a culture of cybersecurity, not just with board members, but throughout the organization.

Tune in to our podcast and learn how to navigate cybersecurity discussions with finesse and maintain the board’s confidence with actionable strategies.

What you’ll learn:

  • How to bridge the gap between technical intricacies and strategic decision-making

  • The insider threats and third-party vendor risks to profitability

  • Strategies for aligning cybersecurity investment roadmaps with business objectives

  • Tips for addressing FAQs and tricky questions in the boardroom

  • How to extend a culture of cybersecurity beyond the boardroom

Samudhra Sendhil

Samudhra Sendhil

Enterprise Analyst, ManageEngine

Samudhra Sendhil is an Enterprise Analyst at ManageEngine. While she doesn’t fancy herself a tech geek, she is deeply fascinated by the human aspects of technology and how it has opened doors and continues to create new opportunities.

Going beyond the realm of technology, her passion extends to sustainability and mental health. Samudhra endeavors to explore the intersections of these vital areas from the view-point of technology, understanding their profound impact on enterprises and society as a whole.

With diverse professional experiences in B2C companies across various industries—including healthcare, psychology, and human resources—she brings a rich tapestry of knowledge to her role.

She has worked in various parts of the world, including the United States, the United Kingdom, South Korea, and Malaysia. This multicultural background equips her with a holistic understanding of the enterprise landscape, enabling her to conduct nuanced analysis and effectively communicate ideas.

Samudhra holds an Bachelors degree in International Communications from the University of Nottingham.

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