Gartner Research, courtesy of Coalfire:

Board-Ready Slides for Cybersecurity and Technology Risk:
Sample Narrative – Funding Request

Security and risk management leaders must provide board-relevant and business-aligned information. This research provides content for an effective board presentation on cybersecurity risk in a narrative about funding a security strategy.

This research note is one of several narrative that Gartner has built from reviewing more than 400 board presentations from 2011 to 2016. Here, we provide an example set of slides and a narrative for a discussion with the board of directors on: 

  • The topic of cybersecurity
  • The organization’s existing risk position
  • The strategy for addressing those risks
  • The funding required to implement that strategy.
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