Most boards and executives don’t know how to achieve a culture of cybersecurity in their organizations, which puts company assets and ROI at risk. Many also don't know how to behave securely in all areas of their lives or what their role in driving a cybersecurity strategy of the organization is or should be, which further drives up the risk.
Given that culture always starts at the top, this paper teaches Board Chairs and Directors, CEOs, CISOs, other C-Suite executives, and Investors the CEO-driven yet decentralized, Board-down method for breach-prevention, getting all Board Directors and C-Suite executives cyber-ready, and creating a culture of cybersecurity from the Board down, thus also helping organizations alleviate the pressure on CISOs as the focal point of creating and sustaining cultures of cybersecurity.
This method, called The CEO Method™, was invented by global tech and defense investment banker, serial entrepreneur, US Congressional advisor and Wharton and Harvard alum Andrzej Cetnarski, Chairman, CEO and Founder of Cyber Nation Central® - a global cybersecurity protocol, insights, and advisory firm dedicated to helping create cybersecure-by-design Boards, Executive Teams, and organizations.
Cetnarski invented The CEO Method™ and its protocol process in response to a fatal breach of his first venture, where even the most cybersecure technology and best-performing CTO were not able to prevent a breach caused by lack of understanding by the Board and C-Suite what a true culture of cybersecurity entailed, allowing the threat actors to take advantage of the still-very-typical-of-Boards-today gap in cybersecurity knowledge and awareness, further exacerbated by a still-CISO-centric approach to cybersecurity.
In so doing, this paper also teaches its reader the process for bridging the widening gap between CISO, regulatory compliance, and technology as “the answer” vs. actual hacker-deterrent cultures of decentralized cybersecurity, individual ownership of cyber-specific fiduciary roles and tactical responsibilities, “partnership with” instead of “over-reliance on” the CISO, and mastery of individual risk and response, individual cybersecurity, organizational-cyber-strategy, and each Board Director’s and Executive’s role in it.