Article: Why the Entire C-Suite Needs to Use the Same Metrics for Cyber Risk

Why the Entire C-Suite Needs to Use the Same Metrics for Cyber Risk
Why the Entire C-Suite Needs to Use the Same Metrics for Cyber Risk

Article: Why the Entire C-Suite Needs to Use the Same Metrics for Cyber Risk

Link: https://hbr.org/2017/11/why-the-entire-c-suite-needs-to-use-the-same-metrics-for-cyber-risk

Published: 17 November 2017

Excellent article from Harvard Business Review. The author recognizes that the members of the C-suite often aren’t speaking the same language around cyber risk and that the reporting lines and silos are impacting the enterprise-wide communication and coordination required to address new cyber risks.

The author argues that the CEO is the one that should address this disconnect by breaking down the silos, creating a culture that promotes open communication and transparency about vulnerabilities, and, most importantly by encouraging employees to speak openly about cyber-risk exposure without fear of negative repercussions.