How to Create Cybersecurity Board Reports With UpGuard

When writing a cyber-security report for your pentest, vulnerability assessment, or audit of information security it is crucial to communicate the results of your work in a clear and informative way. If you’re writing for an annual board meeting, management review, or for another internal audience, your report should be well-written, concisely organized, and aesthetically pleasing. This cheat sheet offers advice on how to write a compelling report that is both informative and easy to read.

CISOs are tasked with communicating threats and vulnerabilities to stakeholders who have varying levels of technical proficiency but knowing the extent of your findings isn’t enough to be effective. Your client isn’t paying you to showcase your expertise, but to inform them about the issues you’ve identified and how it can be addressed or prevented from occurring again in the future.

Create a cybersecurity document that focuses on the topics that are most important to your target audience. Use the Docs feature of ClickUp to determine which trends and metrics are most relevant to your target audience and then write a concise summary.

A high-quality cybersecurity report can provide the confidence that your company is actively mitigating risk to ensure its success. But it isn’t just about finding risks, but showing how those efforts are progressing over time to demonstrate the long-term value of your program. UpGuard allows you to create the board report that fulfills the basic reporting requirements of your executive leadership team in just one click. You can export it as editable PowerPoint slides, which can save even more time and stress. Learn how to create and effectively present your cybersecurity report today.