Leading Business Innovation

 - Episode 27

Business-aligned cybersecurity: Strategy into meaningful outcomes

Matthew Sharp, CISO

Episode Summary:

This BetterTech episode “Business-Aligned Cybersecurity: Turning Strategy into Meaningful Outcomes,” with host Colin McCarthy and guest Matthew Sharp, CISO at Xactly, focuses on integrating cybersecurity with business strategies. They highlight the need for aligning security with business goals, enhancing boardroom cybersecurity awareness, and navigating new SEC regulations. The discussion also touches on the future of cybersecurity with AI and ethical considerations, emphasizing the importance of proactive, integrated approaches for achieving meaningful business outcomes.

Show Notes:

1. Matthew Sharp, CISO at Xactly, discusses the crucial evolution of cybersecurity from its basic forms to its current multifaceted state, emphasizing the need for businesses to adapt and innovate within this domain.

2. The conversation highlights the necessity of aligning cybersecurity strategies with overarching business goals, focusing on understanding investor expectations and the broader economic landscape to ensure cohesive progress.

3. Matthew underscores the vital role of cybersecurity expertise within corporate boardrooms, drawing parallels to the increased emphasis on financial acumen that followed regulatory changes like Sarbanes-Oxley.

4. The impact of recent SEC disclosure regulations on the accountability of cybersecurity leaders and the broader implications for corporate governance are explored, spotlighting the growing intersection between regulatory compliance and cybersecurity practices.

5. Looking forward, Matthew Sharp shares insights into the future of cybersecurity, particularly regarding the ethical deployment of AI and the need for regulatory frameworks that keep pace with technological advancements, advocating for integrated and strategic cybersecurity approaches.

This episode is hosted by Colin McCarthy, Host, BetterTech

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