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Why Are Boards STILL Struggling With Cybersecurity Management In 2016?

Posted by Shawn O'Brien on May 12, 2016

According to the ITRC Data Breach Reports 2016, as of May 3, 2016, there have already been 348 reported data breaches that have exposed 11,361,547 records! Yet, even with this rapid rise of data breaches, Boards of Directors are still struggling with how to handle their organization’s cybersecurity posture. And the million-dollar question still remains – Why?


Simply put, Boards do not receive the necessary information and do not have the best knowledge of today’s cybersecurity threat landscape.

The Executive Team's Perspective: Why Cybersecurity Needs More Attention

Posted by Security Steve on Mar 15, 2016


In the past, cybersecurity was a concern relegated to the IT department. But given how likely their organizations are to be a target for hackers, C-suite leaders are realizing that they too need to address their organizations' digital defenses. According to a 2016 IBM report, executives generally recognize cybersecurity as a top priority, but they share misconceived views on threat sources and effective approaches.


It's critical that top management become more involved in online security issues, but in order to effectively contribute, they'll need to change their current mindset; here's how.


Why Your Board of Directors Needs a CIO As a Member

Posted by Shawn O'Brien on Jan 14, 2016

You don’t have to be a cyber security expert to realize that the digital world is under immense pressure to defend against sophisticated cyber attacks. The significant data breaches in 2015 alone -- to organizations such as Ashley Madison, Premera, Anthem, Office of Personnel Management, and the IRS -- are a scary reminder that no one is safe and that everyone needs to improve their cyber security posture. There's no better time than now to start shifting the balance of cyber security intelligence back into the hands of the “good guys.”

Security in the Boardroom – 3 Reasons Why It Makes Sense

Posted by Security Steve on Sep 4, 2015

It makes all the sense in the world. Cyber security is drawing attention from the very top.  And as reported by FierceCIO, the cyber security conversation has expanded far beyond the CEO or CIO and is now front and center in corporate boardrooms. But even more than that, enterprises are elevating cybersecurity to newer and bigger heights as many are actively seeking board members who are (or have been) security experts. We think this is brilliant and here’s why.

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