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Conversations about cybersecurity: boards are wrong?

Many corporate boards are not having the right conversations about cybersecurity, according to a recent article in Harvard Business Review.
Boards often focus on technical details and compliance rather than strategic risk management and governance. This can result in a false sense of security and a failure to adequately address emerging threats.
Boards should engage in regular discussions about cyber risk and develop a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy that aligns with the organization’s overall business goals. Board members should also be knowledgeable about the regulatory environment and be able to identify potential vulnerabilities and threats. Cybersecurity should be seen as a critical business issue, rather than just an IT issue, and should be integrated into all aspects of the organization’s operations.
Boards should consider hiring external cybersecurity experts to provide independent assessments and recommendations.
The article recommends that boards establish a cybersecurity committee or designate a cybersecurity lead to oversee the organization’s cybersecurity efforts. Cybersecurity training should also be provided to all employees, not just those in IT or security roles. Ultimately, a proactive and strategic approach to cybersecurity conversations about cybersecurity can help protect the organization’s reputation, financial stability, and long-term success.