Wednesday, November 18, 2020 | 11 a.m. ET

An Executive’s Guide to Bigger Budgets and Better Buy-In

The pandemic forced many changes in cybersecurity operations. Many companies burned through budgets because of unplanned projects, such as securing work-from-home environments. Conversely, other projects were put on hold. Now, with budget season in full force, financial institutions need to balance their investments in technology with better efforts in strategy and measurement.

Specifically, security practitioners at financial institutions need to create cybersecurity capabilities that show meaningful improvement and provide better insight than they have traditionally, and they must determine how to complement the business by focusing on security initiatives that drive value. This webinar will show executives how to adjust priorities and attract the most support from management for the coming year.

Join Aite Group senior analyst Steve Hunt and leading chief information security officers Hilik Kotler of FICO, Weston Nicolls of First Midwest Bank, and Yaron Levi of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City as they discuss ways they’ve optimized budgets and buy-in. Together they will explore what worked and what didn’t, why they are hopeful and why they are doubtful, what guidance they have for their peers, and what dangers lie ahead.

The discussion will include:

  • The state of cybersecurity in financial institutions
  • Where security executives can optimize management buy-in
  • How successful CISOs demonstrate value and win bigger budgets
  • How organizations can improve cybersecurity


Guest Speakers:

Hilik Kotler
Yaron Levi
Weston Nicolls

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