There are many roles and stakeholders that would benefit from using Cybernance. Below are just a few examples.
Board of Directors
Corporate Directors are increasingly held accountable for cybersecurity breaches in the companies that they oversee. Cybernance is designed to achieve the type of visibility that these leaders need in order to understand the risks that arrive from an organization’s security risk management maturity. The Cybernance Dashboard presents this information in a meaningful, actionable formats so that boards can more effective when engaging in conversations about cyber risk.
Like Directors, Executives are held to account for cybersecurity concerns. Their responsibility is to translate governance issues into management policies and protocol. Cybernance identifies the specific business areas and stakeholder who should be involved in the creation of these structures.
Issues of cybersecurity breach liability will be determined in courts, and therefore it is critically important for an organization’s counsel to have visibility into their cybersecurity practices. In the event of a breach, time is of the essence. Information must be communicated to counsel quickly, and Cybernance significantly reduces the burden of transferring that information.
Auditors play an important role in assessing organizational security capabilities. Cybernance gives auditors the tools they need to identify key stakeholders and assess the degree of collaboration between each.
Risk Management is at the heart of an effective cybersecurity strategy. Risk experts possess deep knowledge of risk rating, quantification, and practical experience of building programs around their quantitative methods. Cybernance brings stakeholders together with Risk Management to maximize collaboration between functions.
A growing understanding of the risk associated with external partners means that procurement has a bigger job to do. Security risks from vendors and partners must be identified and managed properly. Therefore, procurement has a role in Cybernance because their methods impact activities across the organization.
Human Resources (HR) Managers
Workforce development is another critical area of cyber risk management. Training, testing, and reinforcing the workforce for security skills is one responsibility. Designing workforce strategies to recruit for future needs is another layer of complexity. Along with these activities, HR needs to ensure that employees are properly screened and credentialed for access. Cybernance discovers all the areas where HR could be collaborating with other functions.
Information Technology (IT) Managers
For too long, IT roles have carried an over-sized burden for overseeing cybersecurity. Cybernance reveals the areas where technology roles should be seeking help and support from other functions. Bringing managers to the table with an idea on how they should be helping one another is one way Cybernance will help alleviate the sole burden that IT experiences.
Much like the IT department, the office of the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) is asked to do a lot, often without necessary support from above or without buy-in from parallel managers in other functions. Cybernance reveals the activities where the security team needs cooperation with other departments. In doing so, Cybernance helps make the case for resource requests that originate with the CISO.