ransomware threat

5 August, 2019

Board preparation is key to fighting the ransomware threat

Ransomware is one of the most debilitating forms of cyber-attack, often catching companies unaware and ultimately causing them long-term financial and reputational harm. Unfortunately, in 2019 there h...
ransomware, Ryuk ransom note

29 July, 2019

Ransomware attacks: what to do when the worst happens

It can cause bankruptcy and feel like a “violation”: Ransomware attacks are on the rise, enabling cybercriminals around the globe to extort vast sums of money from businesses while indiscriminatel...
Mark Braithwaite, Odgers Berndtson

28 June, 2019

Rapid technological change ‘is disrupting leadership’

At a recent gathering in London, a group of chairs, chief executives and senior managers came together to talk about a book. Written by Mark Braithwaite, the Asia Pacific managing director for global ...
cybersecurity

25 June, 2019

Cybersecurity: how to close the knowledge gap

As cybersecurity becomes a mainstream business risk, boards are coming under increasing pressure from customers, regulators, investors and the government to understand and oversee potential breaches e...
AI, artificial intelligence

6 June, 2019

Ethics body issues warning to boards over AI accountability

Back in April a report from a think tank at New York University made headline news around the world.
cybersecurity, technology

29 May, 2019

Banking on better cybersecurity

J P Morgan Chase’s chief executive and chair Jamie Dimon has been touted as a potential US presidential candidate, but anyone scouring his annual letter to shareholders for evidence of political amb...
whistleblower, whistleblowing, whistle, red card, yellow card

29 March, 2019

What boards need to know about whistleblowing

Big corporate scandals have made whistleblowing a headline topic. From Danske Bank to the Panama Papers, whistleblowers have thrown a spotlight on problematic behaviour. Politicians and regulators ...
globe, world, magnifying glass

28 March, 2019

Taking control of cyber risk

When Facebook chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced the press after hackers stole data from up to 50 million social networking accounts last September, he said “we need to do more to prevent this f...
chair, boardroom

27 March, 2019

Performance and accountability: the changing role of the chair

Once a stately figurehead, the chair now faces the glare of publicity, and has become the potential focus of public anger at corporate governance failures. Since the financial crisis the chair has ...
public, public trust, trust

22 January, 2018

Public believes CEOs can improve UK’s fortunes as trust in media dips

A search by the UK's public for credible "expert" voices, and a belief that CEOs can turn around British fortunes, has seen sentiment for business leaders pick up in the last year. The