In the event of a cyber incident, CISOs must be able to demonstrate their teams’ incident response capabilities. This includes evidence of incident response plans, tabletop exercises, and post-incident analysis. By showcasing their ability to effectively respond to and recover from incidents, CISOs can instill confidence in leadership.
The SolarWinds incident and the subsequent SEC charges against its CISO highlight the need for CISOs and other cyber leaders to have robust evidence of their teams’ cyber capabilities. By providing this evidence, CISOs can demonstrate cyber resilience, build trust with investors, and avoid potential fines.
It is crucial for CISOs to prioritize continuous exercising across the workforce, and data to prove cyber capabilities. By doing so, CISOs can navigate the evolving cybersecurity landscape and ensure their organizations are well-prepared to mitigate cyber risks.
To learn more about evidencing organizational cybersecurity, read about the Immersive Labs Resilience Score.