CISOs Checklist: Effective Communication & Influence

CISOs Checklist: Effective Communication & Influence

As the role and responsibilities of CISOs continue to expand, there is a growing need to develop the soft skills necessary to thrive within the business. Two of the most important skills needed for success are communication and influence.

Though they don’t always come naturally, these soft skills can be learned and mastered. In this report, CISOs and other IT Leaders share best practices and tips for communicating effectively and influencing others across the organization.

In this report, you’ll find practitioner tips and advice on topics such as:

  • Understanding the importance of soft skills. What leadership skills are necessary for CISOs and can those skills be learned?
  • Mastering the art of effective communication. Strategies CISOs use to clearly make their point and sell their vision to the business.
  • Building influence and alliances within the organization. How CISOs build cooperation and collaboration across the organization (even if they lack executive authority).

Member Quote from the Report:

“Let them know what’s in it for them and why it’s important. You’ve got to look at it from their point of view; they don’t care about the mechanics or the technical nature of it.”
—Wisegate CISO member
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