Attacks on the IT infrastructure of major companies hit the headlines on an almost daily basis. James McAlister argues the risk can be mitigated, but boards need to stay informed and ensure their organisations are prepared.
In January 2016, Michael Vatis, director of the FBI's National Infrastructure Protection Center, said: “Companies should be thinking about the legal and managerial decisions that the CEO, the COO and the board will need to make in the event of a cyber-incident.”
Every board member, no matter where they operate in the world, should be aware of the catastrophic impact a cyber-attack could have to their company.
The Business Continuity Institute’s Cyber Resilience Report 2016 states that “…cyber-attac
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