Someone is demanding to know what’s happening with your cybersecurity and you don’t know what to say.
As an executive, regardless of your expertise in an area, you’re looked to for answers when it comes to guiding the company. Sometimes that’s an easy task. Other times, you don’t know what you don’t know, which makes it impossible to gain the trust of clients and keep your internal stakeholders happy.
When it comes to cybersecurity, business leaders often want to do the right thing but find themselves in a bind when it comes to their actual processes. They’re completely unaware of what they should be doing, much less what they need to do to fix it.
More advanced players start with what they know, which usually means cobbling together frameworks and managing them separately. This inadvertently introduces security risks, inefficiencies, and duplicate work. It’s harder to scale and attain business objectives like global expansion, M&A, or IPO when you approach cybersecurity this way.