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Cybersecurity and the Evolving Role of Boards

by Melisa Machado | Jul 21, 2016

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From Providing Oversight to Setting an Example

At a time when the theft of customer information often leads to executive-level shake-ups, boards are taking a greater role in evaluating the adequacy of their organizations’ cybersecurity. But many boards have yet to apply the same level of scrutiny to their own security. This article provides an evaluation framework for directors and senior management. Focus is on three main factors: where data is stored, the strength of “locks” that provide access, and the control of “keys” for entry.


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