The Cyber Elephant in the Board Room

Enterprise security and compliance are critical for the long-term viability of any business. In a world that’s increasingly reliant on sensitive data, the stakes are high, and the consequences of a breach catastrophic. Paradoxically, cybersecurity remains an often-thankless job. If done well, it goes unnoticed, but one failure could derail a career.

With security vulnerabilities posing a daily existential threat to businesses, The Cyber Elephant in the Boardroom questions why cybersecurity is relegated to the responsibility of an individual or small siloed team, when the reality is that a truly holistic security approach must be a team effort. To author Mathieu Gorge, change must start at the top.

Before any breach can be reliably prevented across any organization, cyber-accountability must breach the C-suite. In his 20+ years advising company executives around the world, Mathieu Gorge noticed a troubling trend. Despite CxOs overseeing so many critical business functions, few if any felt a responsibility to safeguard the one thing that could fatally compromise every function of the business: cybersecurity. Importantly, it was not because they weren’t willing to act; they simply didn’t know what they didn’t know. There was an inkling that more could be done, but determining the nature of that “more” and how to achieve it was always too daunting. Not anymore.

Informed by Mathieu Gorge’s encounters with CxOs spanning numerous industries, The Cyber Elephant in the Boardroom is a simple-to-understand methodology that leaders can deploy to establish cyber-accountability, starting with company leaders. Related in plain language comprehensible to leaders of any background, the core of Mathieu’s book is his 5 Pillars of Security Framework™.

“It’s a jargon-free, easy-to-implement, industry-agnostic methodology to help C-level executives and board members understand bubbles of risk, build enterprise cybersecurity strategies, and achieve cyber-accountability,” says Gorge.

With Mathieu’s expert advice, any C-level executive or board member can understand their responsibility towards cyber risk, visualize their organization’s current cybersecurity and compliance position, and learn tactics for implementing long-lasting, adaptable cybersecurity strategies.