EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:

As data breaches proliferate, more must be done to heighten security policies, educate all personnel, and enforce cyber security best practices, particularly at the leadership level. Security can’t rest solely on the shoulders of IT; security mandates must be modeled by the company’s CEO, other C-level executives, and, perhaps most importantly, the board of directors. ¬†Board members are responsible for a company’s overall performance and governance, and have access to the most sensitive information the company owns, but they often feel the least confident in their level of cyber-risk awareness and receive the least cyber security oversight.

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