Cybersecurity in the C-Suite & Boardroom

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To connect a tried-and-true aphorism to the role of executive; “The buck stops here”. Ultimately, this means that corporate directors are responsible for all aspects of the business in which they oversee, this includes safeguarding business-critical technology assets. As cyber threats continue to increase, there is a need to strengthen security practices from the top down. The Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) surveyed 365 senior business, cybersecurity, and IT professionals throughout the Western world to help assess communications, collaboration, and productivity between executives and IT teams and offer a number of structural improvements to enhance security-business alignment in organizations.

There is a pressing need for CEOs and corporate directors to lead by example

According to ESG’s data, a large majority (82%) of respondents reported that cyber risk has increased in the past two years. This is primarily due to an increase in threats, the expansion of the corporate attack surface, and the fact that organizations and business processes rely on technology more than ever.

Security is still viewed as primarily (41%) or entirely (21%) a technology issue.

These numbers are alarming when you take into account that, over the past 12 months, there’s been a steady increase in the adoption of

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