The CEO is responsible for the overall success of a business entity or other organization and for making top-level managerial decisions. As the ultimate governing authority, the CEO assesses risks to the organization and ensures those risks are mitigated and monitored. Today’s CEO must also factor cybersecurity in their strategy and decisions. Uncertainty with regards to your organization’s cyber posture is not an option. The answers to the following questions should be known or ready to be provided to the CEO:
- How Is our executive leadership informed about the current level of cyber risks and potential business impact?
- How does our cybersecurity program address those risks?
- How often is our Incident Response Plan tested?