In this episode of “Life of a CISO,” Dr. Eric Cole delves into the critical pillars of cybersecurity: communication and risk. He emphasizes the struggle faced by CISOs in effectively communicating the cybersecurity landscape to executives, highlighting the disconnect between technical expertise and the ability to convey its significance in business terms. Dr. Cole emphasizes the need for CISOs to become proficient communicators, adept at translating technical jargon into dollars and cents. By showcasing the importance of clear, concise communication regarding cybersecurity risks, he underscores the necessity of aligning cybersecurity strategy with organizational goals.

In this episode:

  • 1:001:00– Introduction and Hot Cyber Topics
  • 3:00– Marketing Cybersecurity
  • 7:00– Effectiveness of Communication
  • 9:00– Executive Awareness
  • 11:00– Cybersecurity Prioritization
  • 13:00– Resource Constraints
  • 17:00– Resource Reality Check
  • 21:00– Communication’s Impact on Decisions
  • 25:00– Functionalities and Risks