Cybersecurity training for board members

By tailoring our board member training to your organisation and the relevant cybersecurity threats you face, we help executive teams become aware of their responsibilities in cybersecurity management and strategic decision-making.

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Managers of Behaav discussing security awareness for executives as they walk together outside.

Decision-Making Based on Realistic Cyber Risks

Nearly every organisation is now highly digitalised. Therefore, modern managers must be able to consider cyber risks in their strategic decision-making. This is crucial for the organisation's survival!

However, due to a lack of knowledge and the complexity of the cyber domain, this responsibility is often delegated to IT and/or security departments. New legislation, such as NIS2, emphasizes that executive leadership has extensive responsibilities in security management.

Our management training programs combine business and security topics, such as (cyber) risk management, legislation, standards, and the impact of cyber incidents. We use interactive cybersecurity training methods for board members, like workshops and simulations, to ensure awareness and facilitate strategic decision-making within daily practice, positively impacting the organisation's mission.

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Our Approach: Bright® Cybersecurity Training for Board Members



In a workshop with relevant stakeholders, we inventory the key business processes using the business model canvas. We then identify the risks within these business processes at the organisational level by analysing threats, vulnerabilities, and the potential impact of an incident on the organisation. This forms the foundation for the cybersecurity training for board members.



Based on a pragmatic assessment, we select one or more realistic scenarios. These scenarios, along with their associated learning points, are incorporated into the executive training as interactive elements. This can take the form of a case study, discussion, crisis simulation, or a combination of several elements. To enhance the impact of the cybersecurity training for board members, a pre-training simulation or questionnaire can be conducted. The trainer uses the results to guide the discussion during the training.


What our clients say about us

Rene Bosman IT Manager VEBE

The communication and cooperation with Behaav is very nice. The program is personalised to what suits our organisation.

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Patrick de Haan IT Manager Condor Group

Very satisfied with working with Behaav. Behaav ensures that our employees are well prepared for all safety challenges.

L.V. CIO Large listed multinational

We chose Behaav as our partner because of the dedicated focus on awareness and behaviour. We experience the partnership with Behaav as very flexible and of a high standard. 

Photo of Patrick Noordam, Information Architect & Security Officer at Rensa Family Company.
Patrick Noordam Information Architect & Security Officer
Rensa Family Company
The highly interactive crisis simulation provided us with valuable insights into the decision making processes during a crisis situation. Our team left with concrete ideas to improve our cyber crisis approach.
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Our Bright® Cybersecurity Training for Board Members

Information Security

In practice, it is still too often the case that executives, such as the CEO and CFO, are not sufficiently involved in information security.

Research by Accenture (October 2023) indicates that 91% of CEOs view cybersecurity primarily as a technical matter. This mindset can lead to the absence of a strategic approach to information security, which in turn negatively impacts business operations, increases the severity of security incidents, erodes customer trust, and results in non-compliance with laws and regulations.

Our cybersecurity training for executives is designed to provide executives with insights into the risks within the organisation's critical business processes. It also offers an understanding of potential security measures that can enhance the organisation's resilience.

By discussing these topics through case studies and leading discussions with an experienced management and cybersecurity expert, executive teams understand the role of information security within their own organisation and become motivated to implement information security at a strategic level.

Decision-Making Based on Risk

Strategic decisions are often made without a deep understanding of relevant cybersecurity risks. This can be due to various factors, such as the challenge many IT and security teams face in presenting cyber risks in a way that management understands their impact on business operations. Additionally, a lack of resources and maturity in risk management can play a significant role.

This can lead to poor strategic choices that make the organisation vulnerable to cyber threats, jeopardising the achievement of business objectives, which is ultimately the responsibility of the executive team.

Our cybersecurity training for board members, "Decision-Making Based on Risk," trains executive teams to evaluate security risks at a strategic level using scenarios from their own experience. This executive training helps executives understand what information they need and how to process it to make well-informed strategic decisions, answering the question: "How do programs, projects, and measures contribute to our business objectives?"



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