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Management and Leadership

CISOs as Board Directors, CISO Board Readiness Analysis

by IANS + Artico + The CAP Group

New SEC rule changes will require public companies to disclose the cybersecurity expertise of board members, as well as governance practices in overseeing the cybersecurity risk. On most boards, cyber understanding is insufficient with recent research revealing that most companies lack even a single board director with cybersecurity expertise. CISOs appear to be logical candidates to fill this gap, but the question is whether CISOs possess the qualifications to serve as effective board members.

Download our research report, fielded together with Artico Search and The CAP Group, to find key insights and actionable guidance for companies and aspiring board ready CISOs, including:

  • An overview of the upcoming SEC Cyber Rules and the impact on public companies
  • 5 key traits common among existing board CISOs
  • An examination of the current state of board readiness among R1000 CISOs
  • Recommendations for companies contemplating CISOs for board roles
  • Guidance for CISOs seeking directorship positions


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