Articulating Risk to Senior Management: Enabling Informed Decision-Making

  • Date 03 Jun 2015

Articulating Risk to Senior Management: Enabling Informed Decision-Making

03 Jun 2015, 14:10 - 15:00

Keynote Stage


Infosecurity Strategy Panel Discussion

Buy-in from senior management is repeatedly cited as a key driver of effective information risk management. Cyber security is certainly high-up on most board agendas following high-profile breaches and pressure from governments and regulatory bodies, however increasing board awareness doesn’t always translate into effective information security decision-making or support. Information security practitioners continue to state that articulating risk to senior management remains a big challenge.  This is often aggravated by the fact that when investment is secured, it is often difficult to demonstrate the return on that investment.


As enterprises become more connected, attackers become more sophisticated, and the likelihood of a breach increases, it has never been more important for information security practitioners to be able to translate risk into the language of the business. During this panel, the speakers will share best practice advice on how to articulate risk and depict the business value of information security, so that senior management understand the decisions they are being asked to make.

  • Understand the key priorities of senior management and how this should inform communication strategy
  • Identify appropriate risk metrics and KPIs  to communicate effectively to senior management
  • Discover how to communicate information security performance to demonstrate ROI
  • Gain practical advice on how to build a case for investment in security and incident response
  • Determine how to manage senior management involvement in information security



Business Issues Covered

Deliver security to drive and enable clear business growth. Demonstrate clear thought leadership to ensure security is high on the corporate agenda and capex justified. Ensure information security projects demonstrate return on investment. Build cyber resilience within your organisation.

CPD & CPE Credits

  1. CPD & CPE Credits By attending this session you will earn 1 CPE/CPD credit

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