The New CISO Podcast - Episode 43 | Exabeam

The New CISO Podcast Episode 43: Four Questions Every CISO Should Ask Their Board


On this episode, Steve speaks with Eric Cole of Secure Anchor Consulting, about why Eric believes it’s important for CISOs to step away from the more technical aspects of security.

The two also talk about some of the common misconceptions about what a CISO actually does.

Advice for a New CISO

Eric shares his one rule when speaking to the board: keep it short and simple. The only thing board executives care about is the potential for risk and what it will cost to fix that risk if it occurs. Going into this with a data, tech-focused perspective will not allow for a thorough understanding of the situation between the CISO and other executives.

Eric and Steve also tackle topics like:

  • Four questions you need to ask your board right now
  • Knowing whether you’d be a good fit for a new company
  • Where people get it wrong when hiring a CISO

More about Eric Cole

With more than 30 years of network security experience, Dr. Eric Cole is a distinguished cybersecurity expert and keynote speaker who helps organizations curtail the risk of cyber-threats. Dr. Cole has worked with a variety of clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies, to top international banks to the CIA. He has been the featured speaker at many security events and also has been interviewed by several chief media outlets such as CNN, CBS News, FOX News, and 60 Minutes.

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