Determining and Maintaining Security Posture (for CISOs) in 2020
There is clear disarray in how decision-makers and CISOs view security posture, with many CISOs having trouble communicating the threats to the board because they can’t seem to find common ground and language for the issue and solutions.
Larry Ponemon states that “enterprise culture is formed at the top. If enterprise leaders are not actively engaged in ensuring a strong cybersecurity posture, it sends the message that cybersecurity is not a mission-critical issue,” which makes the CISOs role extremely hard.
Microsoft’s Global Cyber Risk Perception Survey reveals that for 2019, 18% of organisations stated that they had no confidence in understanding and assessing cyber risk, which is double the amount compared to 2017. This lack of uniformity on security posture between the CISO and the board members is exactly why many cyber threats are poorly understood and not addressed on time.
The CISO must keep track of systems, infrastructure, and people, and determine how each will respond to security incidents. To maintain a comprehensive detection and response system across the whole organisation, they need a way to view the real impact of each threat and a way to measure the impact of a solution.
This need for a way to measure threats and view their impact led to the creation of Boardish, a revolutionary tool that helps CISOs maintain security posture and respond to possible threats quickly.
How Can Boardish Help CISOs Maintain & Stay Responsive With Security Posture?
- Boardish makes the solution easy to understand by showing quantifiable data and numbers of proposed risk mitigation solutions and how much exposure is left (if any) after implementing the solution.
- Boardish enables the CISO to present a live snapshot of their organisation that they can easily update and re-update with threats and solutions.
- The tool is ready to use in mere minutes and isn’t intrusive on systems—no deployment is needed to run scenarios and simulations. The CISO simply puts in the relevant information to get started.
- The CISO can update threats and scenarios on the fly, and enable/disable threats and solutions to immediately showcase the impact of each.
The result? The role of CISO becomes more responsive to new threats, making adjusting and maintaining the posture for any type of security event faster and more agile.
Boardish was created by Eli Migdal, an IT expert and cybersecurity specialist, and Hadar Kantor, a management and board communications specialist with a focus on management psychology and corporate organization.
They created Boardish to help their clients understand what they propose and why, but it became much more than that—a full-fledged tool that lets the board and the IT see the same snapshot of their organization and understand what needs to be done.
Eli and Hadar are aware of how challenging it is for CISOs to maintain security posture across all organization’s systems in the rapidly changing cybersecurity world where new threats pop up each day.
Boardish helps prioritise IT spending, approve budgets, and maintain security posture for CISOs in 2020.