What's the Greatest Source of Cyber Risk? People

Kira Ciccarelli

What’s the Greatest Source of Cyber Risk? People

Hosts: Dottie Schindlinger, Executive Director of the Diligent Institute and Rachel Simon, Senior Director of Product Marketing for Governance Solutions for Diligent 

Guest: Masha Sedova, Co-Founder and President of Elevate Security


In this episode of The Corporate Director Podcast, Masha Sedova, Co-Founder and President of Elevate Security, discusses the most common source of cyber incidents: insider threats, whether malicious or intentional, and how organizations can center employees at the heart of cyber risk mitigation.

In this episode:  

  1. Board Oversight of Cybersecurity: Sedova digs into findings from recent Diligent Institute research and the reasons why boards feel unprepared to oversee cybersecurity.
  2. The People Element of Cyber: Sedova discusses the threat that employees can pose to an organization when it comes to cyber, and ways to mitigate that risk exposure.
  3. Board Coordination with the CISO: Sedova provides advice for how the board can best work with the CISO to properly oversee cyber risk.

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Kira Ciccarelli
Kira Ciccarelli is Lead Researcher at the Diligent Institute, the think tank and research arm of Diligent Corporation. Her work focuses on conducting and providing governance research to inform director decision-making and guide best practices. Kira is one of the producers of The Corporate Director Podcast.