A Leader’s Guide to Cybersecurity: Why Boards Need to Lead–and How to Do It Hardcover – December 3, 2019

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Cybersecurity threats are on the rise. As a leader, you need to be prepared to keep your organization safe.Companies are investing an unprecedented amount of money to keep their data and assets safe, yet cyberattacks are on the rise–and the problem is worsening. No amount of technology, resources, or policies will reverse this trend. Only sound governance, originating with the board, can turn the tide.Protection against cyberattacks can’t be treated as a problem solely belonging to an IT or cybersecurity department. It needs to cast a wide and impenetrable net that covers everything an organization does–from its business operations, models, and strategies to its products and intellectual property. And boards are in the best position to oversee the needed changes to strategy and hold their companies accountable. Not surprisingly, many boards aren’t prepared to assume this responsibility.In A Leader’s Guide to Cybersecurity, Thomas Parenty and Jack Domet, who have spent over three decades in the field, present a timely, clear-eyed, and actionable framework that will empower senior executives and board members to become stewards of their companies’ cybersecurity activities. This includes:Understanding cyber risks and how best to control themPlanning and preparing for a crisis–and leading in its aftermathMaking cybersecurity a companywide initiative and responsibilityDrawing attention to the nontechnical dynamics that influence the effectiveness of cybersecurity measuresAligning the board, executive leadership, and cybersecurity teams on prioritiesFilled with tools, best practices, and strategies, A Leader’s Guide to Cybersecurity will help boards navigate this seemingly daunting but extremely necessary transition.

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Cybersecurity threats are on the rise. As a leader, you need to be prepared to keep your organization safe.Companies are investing an unprecedented amount of money to keep their data and assets safe, yet cyberattacks are on the rise–and the problem is worsening. No amount of technology, resources, or policies will reverse this trend. Only sound governance, originating with the board, can turn the tide.Protection against cyberattacks can’t be treated as a problem solely belonging to an IT or cybersecurity department. It needs to cast a wide and impenetrable net that covers everything an organization does–from its business operations, models, and strategies to its products and intellectual property. And boards are in the best position to oversee the needed changes to strategy and hold their companies accountable. Not surprisingly, many boards aren’t prepared to assume this responsibility.In A Leader’s Guide to Cybersecurity, Thomas Parenty and Jack Domet, who have spent over three decades in the field, present a timely, clear-eyed, and actionable framework that will empower senior executives and board members to become stewards of their companies’ cybersecurity activities. This includes:Understanding cyber risks and how best to control themPlanning and preparing for a crisis–and leading in its aftermathMaking cybersecurity a companywide initiative and responsibilityDrawing attention to the nontechnical dynamics that influence the effectiveness of cybersecurity measuresAligning the board, executive leadership, and cybersecurity teams on prioritiesFilled with tools, best practices, and strategies, A Leader’s Guide to Cybersecurity will help boards navigate this seemingly daunting but extremely necessary transition.

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Hardcover

240 pages

Publisher

Harvard Business Review Press (December 3, 2019)

Language

English

ISBN-10

1633697991

ISBN-13

978-1633697997

Product Dimensions

6.5 x 1 x 9.5 inches

Shipping Weight

15.5 ounces ()

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Author

Thomas J. Parenty

Author 2

Jack J. Domet

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