Boards ready to fire over bad security reporting

If CISOs don’t do a good job of communicating, 59 percent of board members said that the security executives stand to lose their jobs, according to a new survey released today.

“If they’re not up to par in the minds of the board, there will be action taken,” said Ryan Stolte, co-founder and CTO at Bay Dynamics.

It marks an inflection point in how the boards look at cybersecurity, he said.

Previously, boards looked at breaches as an act of God or natural disaster, he said, or just fired the CISO even if the breach was not something they could have prevented.

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