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5 Cybersecurity Questions Boards Can’t Afford To Ignore

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Sausalito, Calif. – Apr. 22, 2024

As board directors head into their next round of quarterly meetings, there’s one topic that should be on the agenda: cybersecurity.

The rise in cyberattacks in the past few years has been clear, with ransomware attacking businesses across industries, bot attacks disrupting important systems, sophisticated attackers targeting critical infrastructure and more. No industry or organization is immune to these attacks, the damages from which are stretching into the trillions of dollars worldwide, according to Cybersecurity Ventures.

As a member of dozens of boards throughout his career, including multiple public companies, Dave DeWalt, founder & managing director of NightDragon, and former CEO of FireEye and McAfee, believes that if cybersecurity isn’t on your board’s agenda yet, it should be.

In a Forbes article, DeWalt offers 5 cybersecurity questions to ask at your next board meeting:

What is my organization doing for cybersecurity board reporting?

How are we educating our teams on cybersecurity?

What can we do to run a fire drill for security?

Do we need cyber expertise on the board?

Are we investing enough in cybersecurity?

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