Conversations with Chief Executives: When to Not Get Your Geek On

Tuesday, May 02 | 11:00AM–12:00PM | Colorado Ballroom IJ, Lower Level 2
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Concurrent Session
Today more than ever, cybersecurity managers and professionals are expected to communicate effectively with institutional leaders. Perceptions, personalities, and priorities all contribute to crafting a memorable message that will resonate with senior leaders. In this session, we will consider how our own actions contribute to the perceptions our leaders have of us as cybersecurity leaders. We will explore ways to gain a better understanding of our audience so our message has the desired impact. Finally, we will examine how we choose to express risk to achieve the desired priority within our institutions. This is a general interest session.

Outcomes: Craft messages appropriate to the audience * Cultivatie appropriate perceptions as a cybersecurity leader * Develop ideas for communicating effectively within our own institutions


  • Todd Watson

    Assistant Vice Chancellor & Deputy Chief Information Security Officer, Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia