5 questions to help CISOs assess cybersecurity preparedness

The U.K. National Cyber Security Centre outlined five questions board members should ask their organization's chief information security officers about cybersecurity preparedness.

The questions aim to spur cybersecurity discussions between board members and CISOs, along with raising awareness about cybersecurity across the organization.

Here are the five questions outlined by the National Cyber Security Centre:

1. How do we defend the organization against phishing attacks?

2. How does the organization control the use of privileged IT accounts?

3. How do we ensure that the organization's software and devices are up to date?

4. How do we make sure partners and suppliers protect information the organization shares with them?

5. What authentication methods are used to control access to systems and data?

To view the center's guidance, which includes potential answers to the above questions, click here.

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