Directors are From Mars; IT Executives are From Venus - How to Bridge the Communications Gap Around Good Cybersecurity

(104 Ratings)

Produced on: August 17, 2016

Course Format On Demand Audio

Taught by


Course Description

Time 60 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

This course highlights and connects common issues encountered when advising companies and their boards of directors on cybersecurity.  Many of these issues deal with the failure to speak in a common language which all constituents in the company can understand and appreciate.  The course discusses better IT and Chief Information Security Officer (“the CISO”)- driven communications with a board; better director-driven communications with the CISO, and attempt to marry these two diverse groups together in the best interest of the company. Concluding with suggested tactics for success as well as guarantees for failure in cybersecurity communications.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explore the common cybersecurity issues that companies face
  2. Examine ways that IT and Chief Information Security Officers can better communication with boards of directors about cybersecurity
  3. Learn tactics to promote internal communication about cybersecurity


Paul Ferrillo

Greenberg Traurig LLP

Paul Ferrillo focuses his practice on cybersecurity corporate governance issues, complex securities and business litigation, and internal investigations. He assists clients with governance, disclosure, and regulatory matters relating to their cybersecurity postures and the regulatory requirements which govern them.

Paul represents public companies and their directors and officers in shareholder class and derivative actions, as well as in internal investigations. In particular, he has coordinated numerous internal investigations on behalf of audit committees and special committees, and handled the defense of securities class actions alleging accounting irregularities and/or financial fraud.

Paul represents clients across a wide range of industries, including retail, apparel, financial services, investment banking, private equity, hedge funds, energy, oil and gas, and real estate.


Richard R.

Important subject! Thank you

Virginia B.

Wow! This presentation was outstanding, clear, thorough, and effective. All of the cybersecurity issues I worry about as in-house counsel were discussed, things such as trusting the cloud for storage, spearphishing, ransomeware, preparedness -- all addressed with the appropriate amount of detail and clarity. Best of all, the presentation was PACKED WITH PRACTICAL ADVICE, which I cannot express well enough is incredibly appreciated. Thank you so much for having this webinar!

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