Due to the rapid digitalization and remote working models today, organizations have started to experience an increase in security breaches. Moreover, while preventing cyber-attacks was the task of the network security teams, now the boards of directors are considered as the guardian of corporate data and is held responsible for it.
For this reason, boards of directors should not only put cyber security on their agenda, but also periodically implement cyber security strategies in coordination with corporate leadership. This raises that question in many organizations: What steps can (or should) the board take to protect the company, as well as to minimize damage in the event of a breach?
Deloitte's report, “The Changing Role of the Board in Cybersecurity,” addresses such questions and highlights the importance of a top-down approach to building organizations that are safer and more resilient. We have compiled five questions for you that companies and boards can consider to develop a more robust attitude in terms of cybersecurity, due to the increase in potential attack surfaces in distributed and remote environments.
Organizations that adopt and implement a proactive and top-down cybersecurity approach can reduce risk and gain competitive advantage. Preparing a successful cybersecurity culture is one of the top priorities of boards today. Now, thanks to robust cyber monitoring, companies can foresee innovations and the scenarios that await them, and act confidently in this direction.