cyber in the boardroom

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Cyber in the boardroom

Time for a cyber risk chair?

Boards of Directors have a responsibility to take a more active role to ensure that management protects their digital assets from cyber risk and maximizes their value, say Deloitte’s Eric Openshaw and Irfan Saif.​

Cyber in the boardroom

Cybercrime's bottom line: $500 billion

The true cost of cybercrime is not easy to tabulate. While many have experienced its wrath first hand, even more have suffered from cybercrime unknowingly through higher cost, operational issues, brand erosion, and lower quality products. Moreover, consider the lost benefit from products that never even made it to the market as a result of Intellectual Property theft.

As a result, Boards of Directors have a responsibility to take a more active role—in fact they have a duty—to ensure that management protects and maximizes the value of their digital assets both within and outside the company walls; and to position the organization for the opportunities and disruptions that arise through digital technology. These risks and opportunities may even warrant board-level leadership—a Cyber Chair.

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