Article Top View: The Comprehensive Guide to Presenting Risk and Information Security to Your Board of Directors

Published: 03 March 2016 ID: G00297818

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Security and risk management are becoming increasingly visible to boards of directors. SRM leaders must improve the way they communicate value, importance and status of program activities by linking to business goals and objectives, not by presenting technology metrics and project status.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
  • Highlights
    • Board Presentation Best Practices
    • Board Presentation Narratives and Slides
    • Tell the Story Through a Strong Simple Narrative
    • Make Clear Connections to Business Objectives
    • Clearly and Defensibly Connect Program Goals to the Risks
    • End With an Ask, Identify Next Steps
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