Does Board Oversight of Cybersecurity Mean Directors Must Become Cybersecurity Experts?

Does the board of directors' duty of oversight over their companies' cybersecurity require the individual directors to become experts on cybersecurity? That is a fair question and one that I've seen many people have difficulty understanding. The answer is "no," as explained by Michael Santarcangelo (@catalyst) in his CSO article Why the board needs security leaders [...]

3 More Key Cybersecurity Takeaways General Counsel Should Learn Learn from Yahoo

A good friend recently shared with me the article Verizon GC on the Lessons Learned from Deal with Yahoo (use Linkedin for paywall access) because he thought it would be valuable information to add to my own cybersecurity knowledge toolbox. Given the experience Verizon’s GC has gained through this process, when he talks about lessons […]

5 Key Takeaways from Verizon’s GC on Lessons Learned from Yahoo Deal

A good friend recently shared with me the article Verizon GC on the Lessons Learned from Deal with Yahoo (use Linkedin for paywall access) because he thought it would be valuable information to add to my own cybersecurity knowledge toolbox. Given the experience Verizon’s GC has gained through this process, when he talks about lessons [...]

Yes, Officers & Directors Can Be Held Personally Liable for Their Company’s Data Breach – Here’s Why

"Can I be held personally liable for my company's data breach?" That is one of the questions I am asked most frequently. The answer is "YES!" though the usual reasons provided are not nearly as straightforward as the one discussed in the video below.

4 Ways to Engage Executives in Cyber Risk

The CIO Journal has an informative article, 4 Ways to Engage Executives in Cyber Risk, that discusses a handful of ideas that can be helpful for engaging company executives on the issue of cybersecurity risks. Here are the 4 steps it suggests: Host a cyber risk heat-mapping session Establish key risk and performance indicators Simulate [...]