How to establish effective governance for cyber wellness

By David X Martin

Excerpt from AccountingWeb.com

Cyber wellness is about taking preventive steps in multiple dimensions of cyber defense and enabling effective governance in addition to responding to threats and attacks.

The first step is to designate a senior partner who’s the responsible officer for firm-wide cybersecurity. In the day-to-day management of technology or in a crisis, it is far better to have a skillful leader rather than a subject matter expert. In choosing the right person, his or her leadership skills — communication and crisis management — are equally important.  

Cyber risk is not managed in a silo. Discussions of cyber wellness should be part and parcel of all management processes, such as new product approvals, merger due diligence and third-party outsourcing arrangements. If you haven’t done so already, you need to take these three steps.

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