In every organization, there is a person who’s directly accountable for cybersecurity. The name of the role varies per the organization’s size and maturity – CISO, CIO, and Director of IT are just a few common examples – but the responsibility is similar in all places.
They’re the person who understands the risk and exposure, knows how prepared the team and most important – what the gaps are and how they can be best addressed.
Apart from actually securing the organization – and losing some sleep over it – this individual has another equally important task: to communicate the security risk, needs, and status to the company’s management.
After all, the level of security rises in direct proportion to the amount of invested resources, and management people are the ones who decide and allocate them.
Since management people are not typically cybersecurity savvy, engaging them can be challenging – one must find the balance between high-level explanations, a direct connection between cyber risk and operational loss, and an accurate description of current status and challenges.
To address these needs, Cynet introduces the definitive ‘Security for Management’ PPT template. A first of its kind presentation that encloses all the key elements that are required to gain management mindshare and make them active partners.
It provides a concise presentation of the security issues that matter and are also easily understood by a non-technical audience.
The definitive ‘Security for Management‘ PPT template uses the NIST Cyber Security Framework as high-level guidelines to frame the discussion and includes open sections which are to be filled out with information speaking to the specific organization’s state.
Overall, the template assists in the following:
- Turning cybersecurity from abstract risk to business mission – map a vague risk notion presentable to real people that occupy specific roles, with the goal of securing the organization against a clearly tangible loss.
- Creating a common language, so security needs are easily understood – knowledge is power. Security knowledgeable management is instrumental in moving in the right direction. The NIST framework pillars – identify, protect, detect, respond, and recover – are easily understood and provide good ground for communication.
- Taking cybersecurity from a mere budget request to a continuous strategic journey – you cannot underestimate the importance of this. Understanding that being secure is a continuous process is paramount to any long-term planning.
- Introducing operational metrics to measure stature and progress – at the end of the day, everything has to translate into numbers. Either goals are achieved, or they are not. One way or the other, presenting results of the security products/security team brings transparency that creates trust.
The definitive ‘Security for Management’ presentation template is ideal for anyone who works hard to achieve organizational security and strives to communicate their work’s true value.
Download the definitive ‘Security for Management’ presentation template here.