The C-Suite is ultimately responsible for failures of a company’s cyber security. A recent example of this is how Target’s CEO, CTO, and several Board Members were pushed out in the wake of its data breach.
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This puts leaders in a difficult position. It is almost a statistical certainty that every company will suffer a data breach sooner rather than later. Does that mean that most C-Levels and Directors are on the verge of losing their positions because of a data breach? Does it mean that their careers and future are now out of their control?
No, it does not have to mean either of those things. There are steps leaders can take to help minimize the risk of these things happening, both to themselves and their companies.
Leaders will be Judged, but by What Standard?
Because statistics show that virtually all companies will eventually suffer…
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