In episode 66 of the Cybersecurity Minute, Rob Wood explains how CISOs can strengthen relationships with chief data officers and data teams by providing additional context.
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00:25 — CISOs and other security leaders may find that they’re often working through other teams. For example, CISOs and security teams are usually not directly responsible for mitigating risk by making a patch or changing code and so forth.
00:50 — Security leaders need to recognize the importance of a strong and healthy partnership with the data teams in our organizations. When we refer to breaches, we are referring to a data breach, reflecting data’s role as an organization’s “crown jewel.”
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01:29 — Something that you can do as a CISO to help establish a better relationship with the chief data officer (CDO) and data teams is to make sure that you are being really clear. Distill and contextualize information down to what is going to matter to them.
02:08 —That may be access control or backups and the protection thereof. Or maybe it’s protected tooling or something along those lines. Contextualize what you need from them, so they understand the why behind what you’re asking for.
02:33 — It’s simple advice, but it goes a long way. Other teams are not experts in cybersecurity. That’s why we’re here.
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