May 25, 2022

Board Reporting Metrics Pt. 1 w/ Andy Ellis

by Cyber Ranch

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Show Notes

In this episode, Allan is joined by the CISO at Orca Security, Andy Ellis, to share his thoughts on board reporting metrics. What does the board need to know from a cybersecurity perspective? One of the questions is often: “Are we secure?” Is that even the right question? How much should you talk about compliance? Do you speak of IT assets? What about speaking to specific controls? Listen to this episode to hear the common questions posed by the board and how to answer them with metrics. In some cases, it is teaching them to ask different questions. This episode is a master class in board communication in cybersecurity, and the conversation went into such depth that a Part 2 is already being planned.

Check out Andy’s previous episode here

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Guest Bio:

Andy Ellis is a visionary technology and business executive with deep expertise in security, managing risk, and leading an inclusive culture. A graduate of MIT and former US Air Force officer, Andy designed, built, and brought to market many of Akamai’s security products, leading the Fortune 1000 company from its start as a content delivery network into an industry powerhouse with a billion-dollar dedicated cybersecurity business. In his twenty year tenure, Andy led Akamai’s information security team from a single individual to a 90+ person team, over 40% of whom were women. In running Akamai’s security program, Andy designed systems, governed risk management, implemented policy, and supported go-to-market functions. Widely respected across the cybersecurity industry for his pragmatic approach to aligning security and business needs, Andy regularly speaks and writes on cybersecurity, leadership, diversity & inclusion, and decision making.

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