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GCs and Boards believe companies are “unprepared” for “significantly more complex” risk landscape

The risk landscape has become significantly more complex over the last three years and General Counsels (GCs) as well as Board members don’t believe their organisations are sufficiently prepared to deal with the new threats. That’s according to the Looking Glass...
Posted On 14 Mar 2019
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“UK Boards of Directors don’t understand cyber threat” suggests Government’s Cyber Governance Health Check

The latest Government Cyber Governance Health Check has revealed that the top UK Boards still don’t understand the impact of a cyber attack on their business. Fewer than one-in-five Boards can claim to understand the impact of loss or disruption associated with cyber...
Posted On 13 Mar 2019
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Building Customer Trust: Cyber Security in Corporate Social Responsibility Programmes

In today’s evolving cyber risk landscape, Boards of Directors are becoming increasingly concerned about the security performance of their businesses. In fact, the National Association of Corporate Directors has found that 89% of public companies and 72% of private companies...
Posted On 12 Dec 2018
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Board-level action on employee well-being and mental health “inadequate” finds ICSA poll

Fewer than half of those organisations polled by ICSA: The Governance Institute and governance recruitment specialist The Core Partnership have considered employee well-being and mental health at Board level. Just 45% of Boards have considered these issues, 34% haven’t done...
Posted On 20 Nov 2018
Ciaran Martin: CEO of the National Cyber Security Centre
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NCSC releases core questions to help Britain’s biggest Boards understand cyber risk

Experts in cyber security have published new guidelines for Britain’s corporate leaders to equip them with the basic technical details they need to understand the threats they face in cyber space, and to direct effectively their organisation’s response to them. Specialists from...
Posted On 28 Sep 2018
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Clearswift Survey: “Board members at odds with management on level of GDPR compliance”

New research conducted by data security company Clearswift has shown that Board members are more confident than management about their particular organisation’s ability to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in time for the 25 May deadline set by the...
Posted On 23 Jan 2018
John Robinson
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ISO 22316: Preparing for Brexit (Part One)

The long-awaited ISO 22316:2017 Security and Resilience – Organisational Resilience – Principles and Attributes has arrived. At first read it doesn’t seem to offer much – a long title, but just ten pages of what might be construed as rather dry and heavily-engineered clauses....
Posted On 25 Aug 2017
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IRM and CMA Competition Law Risk Guide focuses spotlight on director disqualification risk

The latest risk guide published by the Institute of Risk Management (IRM) and the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) features up-to-date Case Studies with key learnings and examples of Best Practice to help risk professionals navigate UK competition law. In essence, the...
Posted On 24 Jan 2017
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Deloitte Survey: “Vulnerability gap threatens companies’ preparedness for crisis management”

Less than half of today’s Board members state that their organisations have both the capabilities and processes in place to effectively handle a crisis. That’s according to the results of a survey by Deloitte, the business advisory firm. The study of 317 non-executive global...
Posted On 22 Feb 2016
David Gill
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FTSE 100/250 Boards of Directors: Where are the Security Professionals?

It has often been said that it would make a genuine difference to security provision in UK plc if professional risk and security managers had a seat on the Board. Should they be included? If so, what’s the justification? Would such a move have a profound effect? David Gill goes...
Posted On 15 Jan 2016
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