Building a Relationship with the CISO

In brief: This tool assists directors in creating and maintaining a strong relationship with the CISO and the broader cybersecurity team. Boards can use the questions and guidelines outlined within the piece to tailor the conversation around the cybersecurity issues most pertinent to the firm. This tool originally appeared in the publication Cyber-Risk Oversight 2020: Key Principals and Practical Guidance for Corporate Boards.

This resource can help your board to 

  • understand the mandate of the CISO,
  • develop their relationship with the broader cybersecurity team, and
  • pose questions to the CISO around strategic cybersecurity concerns.

Most relevant audiences: Risk committee chairs, risk committee members, and CISOs