Bringing Information Security to the Boardroom

A cybersecurity breach could cause a lot of damage to a business. It is crucial that board members focus on cybersecurity and take it seriously.

Cyberattacks, data breaches, and ransomware have risen in frequency and cost. This makes them a major corporate governance issue that affects every business and. In a recent report on insight directors identified cybersecurity as one of the most significant threats they confront.

The problem is often that the top management of a business including its board does not have a clear understanding of how to minimize security risks and safeguard sensitive information. This is due to an inequities between the executive and the IT specialists.

This is why it’s crucial to provide the boardroom with secure ways to receive critical information. LBMC offers a range of products that help ensure that the information shared in a boardroom will remain there. For instance, RF window films can stop eavesdropping and electronic data theft in conference rooms. Our privacy window films make ideal office partitions and other workspaces.

When it comes to discussing cybersecurity with the boardroom, CISOs have to communicate their ideas in language that is understandable to the board and management team. They should be able to clearly explain the magnitude of the threat and illustrate how to prioritize the investments required to reduce that risk. They should avoid «geekspeak» instead, they should provide an approach based on risk to cybersecurity. This quantification method gives the management team and board with a framework for making informed strategic decisions.

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