Protiviti’s Board Perspectives – Briefing the Board on IT Matters
August 26, 2015
Not surprisingly, technology is critical to the success of today’s businesses. As a result, CIOs, CISOs and other senior IT leaders are increasingly being asked to brief their organization’s Board of Directors on IT topics. But how effective are IT leaders in the messages that are delivered to the board. This recent whitepaper from Protiviti’s Board Perspectives series helps board members get appropriate insights into IT topics while recommending how IT leaders can more effectively communicate complicated topics.
SYNOPSIS: When directors are briefed on IT matter, do they fully understand the message? Or is the message so complex that it gets lost? This article discusses three contexts for conducting IT briefings with the board. Each provides directional insight for the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) in organizing delivery of the briefing and to directors for information they should expect to receive.