Enterprise Cyber Risk Management as a Value Creator: Leverage Cybersecurity for Competitive Advantage

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importance of organizations treating enterprise cyber risk management (ECRM) as a value creator, a business enabler, and a mechanism to create a competitive advantage. Organizations began to see the real value of information and information technology in the mid-1980s. Forty years later, it's time to leverage your ECRM program and cybersecurity strategy in the same way.

The main topics covered include the case for action with specific coverage on the topic of cybersecurity as a value creator, including how the courts, legislators, and regulators are raising the bar for C-suite executives and board members. The book covers how the board's three primary responsibilities (talent management, strategy, and risk management) intersect with their ECRM responsibilities.

ECRM was once solely focused on managing the downside of risk by defending the organization from adversarial, accidental, structural, and environmental threat sources. Author BobChaput presents the view that we must focus equally on managing the upside of cyber strengths to increase customer trust and brand loyalty, improving social responsibility, driving revenue growth, lowering the cost of capital, attracting higher quality investments, creating competitive advantage, attracting and retaining talent, and facilitating M&A work. He focuses on the C-suite and board role in the first part and provides guidance on their roles and responsibilities, the most important decision about ECRM they must facilitate, and how to think differently about ECRM funding. You will learn how to the pivot from cost-center thinking to value-center thinking.

Having built the case for action, in the second part, the book details the steps that organizations must take to develop and document their ECRM program and cybersecurity strategy. The book first covers how ECRM must be integrated into business strategy. The remainder of that part presents a sample table of contents for an ECRM Program and Cybersecurity Strategy document and works through each section to facilitate development of your own program and strategy. With all the content and ideas presented, you will be able to establish, implement, and mature your program and strategy.

What You Will Learn

  • Read new information and treat ECRM and cybersecurity as a value creator
  • Receive updates on legal cases, legislative actions, and regulations that are raising the stakes for organizations, their C-suites, and boards
  • Think differently about funding ECRM and cybersecurity initiatives
  • Understand the most critical ECRM decision that boards must facilitate in their organizations
  • Use practical, tangible, actionable content to develop and document your ECRM program and cybersecurity strategy

"This book should be mandatory reading for C-suite executives and board members. It shows you how to move from viewingcybersecurity as a risk to avoid, and a cost center that does not add value and is overhead, to seeing cybersecurity as an enabler and part of your core strategy to transform your business and earn customer and stakeholder trust."

--Paul Connelly, First CISO at the White House and HCA Healthcare

Who This Book Is For

The primary audience includes Chief Information Security Officers, Chief Risk Officers, and Chief Compliance Officers. The secondary audience includes C-suite executives and board members. The tertiary audience includes any stakeholder responsible for privacy, security, compliance, and cyber risk management or students of these topics.