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Communicating Cyber Security to the Board of Directors

The Conference Board of Canada, January 10, 2018
Recorded Webinar
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It is easy to find examples of data breaches, ransomware, and online fraud across business sectors. From Target to Equifax to MacEwan University, cyber vulnerabilities have been exploited to significant financial and reputational loss. It is essential that boards of directors are informed and engaged on cyber security to protect their business interests, and yet effective communication between practitioners and boards has emerged as a key challenge to improving information risk management.

What are the potential implications of poor communication between cyber security practitioners and the board of directors, and how might these challenges be overcome? This webinar follows an executive meeting of the Conference Board of Canada’s Cyber Security Centre discussed improving board engagement and performance in cyber security. During this discussion, the communication challenges between the IT sector and the executive sector was identified as one area needing improvement to build board capacity concerning cyber security.

Webinar Highlights

During this 60-minute webinar, Rachael Bryson will discuss:

  • The challenges that IT professionals face when communicating cyber security issues to the board of directors;
  • Why effective communicating cyber security is important; and
  • Three strategies to improve communication.

About Rachael

Rachael BrysonRachael Bryson is a Senior Research Associate with the National Security and Public Safety with the Conference Board of Canada. Her areas of research include national security, cyber security, and emergency management. Rachael is also a PhD candidate at Carleton University, where her doctoral research examines civil-military relations.

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