Cybersecurity - A Board Primer

February 2014

Whether it be the media focus on the numerous cyber breaches reported at businesses of all sizes, demands from the public and shareholders to safeguard cyber assets, scrutiny from government agencies or simply the daily reminders to individuals as their identities and personal information fall victim to online predators, more and more board agendas are targeting cybersecurity as a primary risk management area for their companies. However, there still seems to be a lack of understanding by boards in terms of what cybersecurity encompasses, what role the board may play in the process and how to best protect organizations against cyber breaches.