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The 10 Hottest Security Trends To Watch At RSA Conference 2020

As RSA Conference 2020 kicks off amid three high-profile coronavirus-related vendor cancellations, CRN speaks with eight prominent executives to see what security trends they expect to be the talk of this year's event.

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CISOs Becoming Part Of Boardroom Conversation

Cybersecurity is becoming a constant part of the boardroom conversation since businesses now face very real material threats at the stroke of a key, said BitSight CEO Steve Harvey. As boards spend more time on security, Harvey said there needs to be a common language between the highly technical practitioners and the less technical board so that everyone can understand what’s being discussed.

Harvey said boards are most interested in assessing the level of risk being assumed, both in terms of what the company is doing from a security perspective and how it can do that better as well as what the business’ cyber posture is relative to a peer group, industry or segment. CISOs are therefore expected to provide their boards with a framework that assesses cyber risk in both an individual and relative basis.

As the CISO becomes more important and prominent in board conversations, Harvey said they must take the time to authenticate the quality of the cyber rating provider they’re considering.

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