Ewen O'Brien
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What Today’s Boards of Directors Are Missing About Cyber Security

Cyber attacks have increased significantly in recent years, bringing vital conversations about cyber security into the Boardroom. As Board oversight of cyber security has increased, so Board members (even those without technical expertise) have had to become rapidly acquainted...
Posted On 08 Nov 2019
Alan Calder
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Defending Against (and Recovering From) Cyber Attacks: Five Key Steps

Given how commonplace cyber attacks have become on a global basis, the topic of cyber security is moving increasingly up the Boardroom agenda, and rightly so. 72% of large businesses here in the UK have said that they’ve identified at least one cyber security breach in the...
Posted On 08 Nov 2019
Dr Guy Bunker
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The GDPR and Boards of Directors: Paying Attention to Cyber Security

Cyber security is a topic that’s consistently dominating the mainstream press and we’re seeing an increase in global organisations being put in the spotlight because of targeted breaches, writes Guy Bunker. However, recent research conducted by Clearswift has found...
Posted On 11 Oct 2019
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2019 Global Threat Intelligence Report: “Finance returns to top spot as most attacked sector in EMEA”

NTT Security has published its 2019 Global Threat Intelligence Report, which reveals finance as being the most attacked sector in the EMEA (accounting for 30% of all cyber attacks compared to 17% globally). Finance knocks business and professional services off the top spot, which...
Posted On 10 Apr 2019
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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
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