CISOs facing boards need better business, communication skills

As information security becomes a more important topic of interest for corporate boards, CISOs are increasingly asked to step up and brief boards on cyber issues — which means they need to become better communicators, and have a broader understanding of business needs.

According to a recent survey by Veracode and the New York Stock Exchange, 80 percent of boards discuss cybersecurity at nearly every board meeting.

“It’s become a really serious issue,” said Chris Wysopal, CTO and CISO at Veracode.

Communication skills

Despite the growing interest in cybersecurity, boards still have a long way to go before they’re fully educated about cybersecurity.

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