To ensure boards are fully prepared to face the consequences of a cyberattack, the report recommends six key areas to focus on:
Every company that uses computers, email, the internet, and software on a daily basis should have information technology (IT) policies in place. It is important for employees to know what is expected and required of them when using the technology provided by their employer, and it is critical for a company to protect itself by having policies to govern areas such as personal internet and email usage, security, software and hardware inventory and data retention.
Some 71% of businesses plan to use AI and machine learning in their security tools this year, though over half aren't sure what that tech really does, according to Webroot.
Business leaders and security leaders don’t always see eye to eye.
I like to compare the business decision to invest in cybersecurity to a homeowner’s decision to spend money on a fence or a hot tub. Sometimes you know you need a fence, but you really want a hot tub. You can imagine sipping on your favorite beverage and watching the sunset from your hot tub, and when you think of the fence, well …
So how can business leaders and security leaders get on the same page?