How are the C-Suite failing cyber security?

Data breaches and cyber attacks are regularly in the headlines, so it will come as no surprise that all organisations are vulnerable to attack. Falling victim can result in financial loss, regulatory penalties, business disruption and reputational damage.

The majority of cyber attacks are automated and indiscriminate, exploiting known vulnerabilities rather than targeting specific organisations. With new threats always on the horizon, it is vital that organisations take steps to protect themselves.

7 C-Suite cyber failures

A strong cyber security stance is a key defence against cyber-related failures and errors, and malicious cyber attacks.

Cyber security is often managed solely by IT departments but, to be truly successful, risks need to be addressed by the wider organisation – particularly executive management, who have a key role to play.

However, to do so, the C-suite needs to address seven key cyber failing points, highlighted in the infographic below.

Guidance to help executive management improve cyber risk management

Earlier this week, a new British Standard was launched. Suitable for organisations of any type and size, BS 31111 provides essential guidance for executive management to manage their cyber risk and resilience.

The Standard provides a best-practice framework that supports top management in implementing an effective cyber security regime, and brings organisations a wealth of benefits, including:

  • Good practice for boards, senior executives and risk managers;
  • Guidance on building cyber resilience;
  • An understanding of information technology risks; and
  • Evidence that cyber security measures are effective, resilient and mature.

How does your organisation measure up against BS 31111?

Now available to pre-order, the new BS 31111 Gap Analysis Tool will help you assess your organisation’s cyber security stance and establish areas in need of development.

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