The New CISO Podcast

Episode 4: Winning Over the Board

The CISO and the board generally share something in common – they both want to manage risk and make the business successful. But a CISO has to earn the board’s trust, even when it’s well established that they’re the security subject matter expert.

Building an effective relationship with the board

Colin Anderson, Chief Information Security Officer at Levi Strauss & Co sits down with Steve Moore to talk about interacting and building an effective relationship with an organization’s board, managing expectations and sharing narratives that resonate, the makeup of a board meeting, and the different personalities associated with it.

Successful relationships must be nurtured, and this one is no different. Each board member comes to the table with a different point of view, background, expectations, and personality. Getting to know the board and how to best communicate with them is one of the CISO’s top priorities.

On this show, Steve and Colin talk about:

  • The different types of boards you might have to deal with as a CISO
  • Presenting to the board
  • How to bring a third party into board presentations
  • The toughest kind of board member to present to
  • Building effective relationships
  • Unique insights on working at Levi’s Strauss

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More About Colin Anderson

Colin Anderson is Vice President of Information Technology, Global Chief Information Security Officer at Levi Strauss & Co. In this role he manages an international team responsible for information risk management, regulatory compliance, information privacy, and IT enterprise risk management.