“CISOs need to put that risk in the terms of the mission of the organization,” said Von Welch, executive director, cybersecurity innovation, Indiana University in our conversation at Cybertech 2020 in Tel Aviv. “Whatever business that CISO is in they’ve got to talk the language of management and be the translator of that business mission and the cybersecurity risks.”

It’s not always about dollars as there are some communities, like scientific, that need their credibility maintained as that is the gateway to survival, said Welch.

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