Urgency and Context are Key to Talking to the Board about Security

Security Empower 2 min

The distributed workforce has created new visibility into the challenges, the risks, and the threats to trust that were already there.

According to ADAPT’s 2022 data, 53% of the workforce will be working from home on any given day.

ServiceNow’s CISO, Ben de Bont shares how leaders can only be prepared for the risks of the expanding attack surface by uplifting employees’ awareness of security.

When measuring the success of security initiatives, the metrics Ben tracks are process efficiencies and automation to embed security within workflows.

Ben says the best way to communicate the necessity of security initiatives to the board is to provide urgency and context. For example, it should be the CEO’s decision whether to pay a ransom to a threat actor or not.