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How to present cyber security issues to the board

Hamish Barwick | May 8, 2014
Use stories, visual aids and simple language, says GPT Group CIO Greg Baster

"When you have a technical topic, it's much easier to boil it down to into something visual. Stories are better but analogies work too. If you can make the analogy relevant to the audience and more personal you've got their attention."

For example, using the analogy of a castle not being defended as a way of explaining why companies need to invest in firewalls and other perimeter defence networks may help.


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