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Defense in Depth

Jul 15, 2021

All links and images for this episode can be found on CISO Series

What do we want the Board and C-Suite to know about cybersecurity? If you could teach them one thing about cybersecurity that would stick, what would that be?

Check out this post and this post for the basis for our conversation on this week’s episode which features me, David Spark (@dspark), producer of CISO Series, co-host Geoff Belknap (@geoffbelknap), CISO, LinkedIn and our guest Phil Huggins (@oracuk), CISO, NHS Test & Trace, Department of Health and Social Care.

Thanks to our podcast sponsor, Proofpoint


Sixty six percent of CISOs feel their organization is unprepared to handle a cyberattack and 58% consider human error to be their biggest cyber vulnerability. Proofpoint's 2021 Voice of the CISO report explores key challenges facing CISOs after an unprecedented twelve months. Get the report.

In this episode

  • What the Board needs to know to make the CISO’s job more effective
  • It’s not about the Board understanding cyber – but it is about mitigating risk
  • Security is a shared responsibility: Board & CISOs
  • Using other companies’ breaches as Board learning opportunities