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

Published: 03 March 2016

ID: G00297818

Analyst(s): Rob McMillan , Jeffrey Wheatman , Paul Proctor


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.

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  • 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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