More Network Security Monitoring Tools Doesn’t Mean More Visibility

2. Change how you measure cybersecurity performance

When you report on the effectiveness of your cybersecurity program to the board or C-suite, it’s likely that there’s some disconnect. Perhaps you come prepared to discuss the security controls you have in place and how many incidents your team has intercepted. But these insights don’t help senior executives understand where security risks are in the organization or where more investment and resources are needed.

Instead of communicating the same KPIs about the nature of your company’s security apparatus, you must deliver digestible metrics and threat intelligence that clearly communicate your organization’s cybersecurity situation.

It is essential to possess the necessary instruments to demonstrate to upper management how your company is adequately prepared to protect itself from potential cyber-attacks in a way that makes sense to them.

For instance, Bitsight Executive Reports lets you quickly pull metrics that reframe the conversation about cybersecurity into one about business risk. You can present information on how many vulnerabilities you have in your digital infrastructure and their severity – i.e., their likelihood of contributing to a breach. This makes it easier for executives and board members to make more informed decisions about where investments and resources are needed.

They won’t make those decisions without current data, however. That's where Bitsight Security Ratings come into play.

By using a standard security rating, like a credit score, you can automatically summarize your organization's cyber risk and performance – over time and in real-time – to show how changes in investments and remediation techniques are truly working. This can be a game-changer for ..

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