Has the board’s perception of cyber security changed with the changing cyber risk environment?

I hope that it has. As cyber risks proliferate it is important that cyber security is driven from the very top of the organisation. Organisations that manage cyber risk effectively are in a better position to take advantage of new business initiatives, new technological advancements, and, importantly, to win new customers and contracts.

The realisation that big data, Cloud, Internet of Things (IoT), Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and social media are creating as many threats for businesses as they create opportunities is important for addressing cyber security at an organisational level. According to Information Week Research: State of Cloud Computing , 51% of organisations are reluctant to migrate to the Cloud due to concerns about data security flaws. This highlights the fact that many business owners are sacrificing effectiveness and innovation out of fear of a data breach.

Following the success of its first Boardroom Cyber Watch 2013 Survey, IT Governance has launched the Boardroom Cyber Watch 2014 Survey again this year. It aims to find out how business owners, board directors and IT professionals are adapting to the constantly changing array of cyber risks. The survey will be followed by an incisive report that will shine fresh light on this and other issues.image

Take part in the Boardroom Cyber Watch 2014 Survey today – it is multiple choice and takes less than 5 minutes to complete.

You will receive a free copy of the IT Governance report on company directors and IT security, and will be entered into a prize draw to win a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3.

Please note: The survey closes end of April and the results will be published in May 2014