Workshop: CISO Benchmarking – Risk Tolerance


Azalea May 9, 2017 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

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Scott Howitt

The way in which strategic security leaders assess and present risk tolerance has evolved immensely throughout the years. Historically, what was measured, prioritized and offered to the board was less valued, as it seemed hypothetical and was difficult to interpret. After a multitude of publicized breaches, CISOs are now implored to educate and inform on key risks by relating security practices to the business itself. This communication is essential to the success of a CISO, but can’t simply be emulated across different lines of business. Based on organizational makeup, CISOs must prioritize risk, make informed assumptions, and justify focus areas. This workshop session explores consideration factors and execution strategies related to risk tolerance and your board.