This paper addresses narrowing the gap between business executives and cybersecurity technologists for cybersecurity preparedness within organizations. Without a common understanding of cybersecurity risks, organizations become vulnerable to data breaches. To manage cybersecurity effectively, leaders must stay informed about evolving threats and adopt a proactive approach. We draw upon interviews with senior business and cybersecurity executives and propose three action items to narrow the gap -- engage with cybersecurity professionals, establish cyber governance, and counter social engineering, which will prepare organizations to protect against cyber threats and become resilient when a cyber breach occurs.
Dhillon, Gurpreet and Kohli, Rajiv, "Cybersecurity in Contemporary Organizations: A leadership challenge" (2023). WISP 2023 Proceedings. 7.