Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Corporate Boards Still Unprepared for Challenge of Cybersecurity

Tom Ridge, the former Homeland Security secretary and Pennsylvania governor, says the majority of corporate boards and CEOs are unprepared for the challenges posed by rising cyber risk.

In fact, 59% of directors report that their boards find it challenging to oversee cyber risk, and only 19% report that their boards possess a high level of knowledge about cybersecurity, he said, citing a study released in March by the National Association of Corporate Directors...

“Most board members don’t want to be technologists. We didn’t design these 16 hours for them to be technologists. We designed it for them to be better educated and to meet their fiduciary responsibilities,” Mr. Ridge said during a meeting with CIO Journal. "It’s top down. This is the CEO saying ‘we are changing now.'" more

Raising awareness comes not a moment too soon. The next step is integrating this into the corporate security program. Learn how, now.