Why don't they talk tech in the boardroom?

MT CYBERSECURITY WEEK, in association with Blackthorn. If boards don't 'get' cyber risk, it may be because too few directors have a good grasp of technology.

by Andrew Saunders
Last Updated: 31 Oct 2014

Ah, the hallowed seat at the top table. Passing through the portals of the boardroom into the corporate inner sanctum is the ultimate ambition of many in business. Trouble is, by the time you make it, life down on the shop floor has moved on and you risk being out of date.

Nowhere is this conundrum felt more keenly than in cybersecurity, where risks are fluid and fast moving and what was adequate yesterday will be found wanting tomorrow. This can result in cybersecurity getting less board time than it ought to, simply because other, perhaps lesser, risks are more readily expressed in financial terms.

Short of sending the entire board off on a ‘How to speak tech’ course (which really wouldn’t be a bad idea come to think of it) what can be done to improve the situation, and the appreciation of the real risks of cybersecurity breaches to your business?

Watch this interview with Ryan Jones, senior risk analyst at Blackthorn Technologies, and find out:

Want to know more? Visit MT's Cyber-Risk hub, in association with Blackthorn.

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