As cyber threats increase insophistication, organisations are realising the value of having board memberswith an understanding of technology, cybersecurity, and risk management. It'shere that CISOs and CTOs, given their background and experience, can play aninfluential role. However, the path to board membership isn'tstraightforward. It requires technical proficiency, leadership skills, businessacumen, and a deep understanding of corporate governance principles. This paperwill offer a guide that CISOs and CTOs can follow to prepare for and pursueboard membership.
As CISOs and CTOs enhance their understanding of business operations, finance, and governance principles, they become strategic assets to any board. By aligning their unique technical expertise with business objectives, they can make valuable contributions to effective governance decisions.