NTSC Board Member and Turner CISO Pete Chronis Featured in Wall Street Journal Interview
Talking about the cybersecurity role of corporate boards, NTSC Board Member and Turner CISO Pete Chronis was interviewed by Wall Street Journal Business Editor Jamie Heller along with Comcast’s Myrna Soto. Published on December 18, we’ve included some quotes from Pete below.
- “The role of the board starts way beyond a security incident. Boards are there to make sure that the company has the right strategic plan. Boards need to be prepared to ask chief information security officers and senior leaders questions such as: How good are we at assessing and addressing risk, protecting our assets? How good are we at detecting incidents and containing them? And then how good are we on the compliance side? Do we have any compliance gaps? How good are we at closing those?”
- “Boards struggle today with how to provide oversight for cybersecurity because they don’t feel like experts. My advice to them is to ask open-ended questions. ‘Do you have everything you need? If you had X number of extra dollars, how would you spend that? And how does that relate back to the business we operate in?’ Then you start to understand whether you have gaps in your program in terms of funding and if the chief information security officer is struggling. […] If boards were asking those fundamental questions, we wouldn’t have a lot of the issues we have today.”
- “…if you have a chief information security officer reporting to the board, it’s important to make sure that he or she has a relationship with […] board members so that there can be a free flow of communication and ideas outside of crisis situations. That way, when the proverbial manure hits the fan, you can have good, constructive conversations and have context around those conversations.”
Read the full interview.