Despite massive effort and investment to protect vulnerable computers and systems, cyber attacks continue to cost organizations billions in losses each year. To prevail over cyber threats, companies need to focus resources on protecting the business activities that create the greatest value for themselves and their stakeholders. Corporate leaders play an indispensable role in setting direction and fostering the collaboration necessary to make company cyber activities and defenses effective.
Our board leadership services draw on the management practices introduced in our Harvard Business Review book A Leader’s Guide to Cybersecurity. This guidance can be adopted without any prior cybersecurity experience and quickly helps boards meet the increasing expectations of regulators, investors, and the public for board engagement and accountability for company cyber resilience.
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A Leader's Guide to Cybersecurity introduces Digital Stewardship, a model for cybersecurity governance and oversight to guide boards of directors in providing the leadership their companies need to effectively manage cyber risks. It addresses the most important corporate cybersecurity responsibilities and demonstrates how boards, by raising the right issues, can both gain assurance about current cybersecurity activities, as well as ensure their companies are paying attention to all relevant dynamics.
The book supports board oversight through a series of inquires that address these responsibilities. In addition to the exact wording board members can use, each inquiry includes an explanation of its significance, examples of responsive answers, and specific direction on the subsequent actions boards should take.