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Episode 22: Closing the Gap Between CISOs and the Board to Build a Zero Trust Security Culture


According to PwC, “only 33% of directors say they think their board understands the company’s cybersecurity vulnerabilities very well.” This comes as no surprise given 63% of CISOs don’t report to the board at all, according to a Ponemon Institute report. This general lack of top-down cybersecurity knowledge, or even desire to understand, makes a CISO’s job extraordinarily difficult. So, vulnerabilities amass and organizations are left flat footed when those vulnerabilities get exploited. Now is the time to bridge the gap between CISOs and the board by elevating the security and operational benefits of Zero Trust principles across the greater organization to build a culture of readiness and resilience.



Jawahar Sivasankaran, President and COO, Appgate; Leo Taddeo, CISO, Appgate and President, Appgate Federal


George Wilkes, VP of Demand Generation, Appgate