Building a Relationship With the CISO

In brief: As a company’s cybersecurity function becomes more developed, the board must learn to work more closely with the top security executive. Originally published in the NACD Director’s Handbook on Cyber-Risk Oversight, this tool provides guidance for boards as they seek to establish a relationship with the CISO.   

This resource can help your board

  • Establish or enhance its relationship with the CISO.
  • Gain a better understanding of the company’s overall approach to cybersecurity.
  • Learn how the CISO collaborates with other departments within the organization and outside stakeholders.
  • Assess the CISO’s performance and reconsider metrics for evaluating that performance.

Most relevant audiences: the full board, risk committee members, audit committee members, and the chief information security officer