We like to think that with data breaches having a fixed presence in the headlines that cybersecurity must be the top concern among executive teams and boards. It’s not. In fact, a recent survey from Harvard Business Review found that just 38 percent of board directors have a high level of concern about cybersecurity risks, and an even smaller segment said they were prepared for these risks. In this session, Rook Security Founder and CEO J.J. Thompson shares what executives and boards really care about and why security leaders need to change their approach if they want cybersecurity to be taken seriously in the board room.
About Jonathan “J.J.” ThompsonJonathan “J.J.” Thompson is the Founder and CEO of Rook Security, a firm focused on cybersecurity program design and 24/7 managed detection and response services for organizations ranging from Fortune 100 enterprises to growth-stage startups.
Prior to Rook, J.J. served Global 100 accounts through strategic incident and crisis response while at Ernst & Young. J.J. is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and previously served as President of ISC2 Indianapolis and the Silicon Valley chapter of the ISSA. J.J. was named to the 2016 class of the Indianapolis Business Journal’s 40 under 40; was selected as the winner in the “Technology” category for the 2015 Indy’s Best and Brightest award program; and was a 2015 finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Ohio Valley Awards.
J.J. has been published in major industry journals and covered in The New York Times, Bloomberg, USA Today, Forbes, INC., CIO, CSO and other major media outlets. He has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Information Systems from The University of Iowa – Henry B. Tippie College of Business.