Boards can no longer relegate cybersecurity to the IT department—but how exactly do they get engaged with people on the frontlines? To get some clarity, Corporate Board Member talked with David X. Martin, author of The Nature of Risk and co-chair of The Directors and Chief Risk Officers Group.
To compete and win in today’s technology-driven world, companies need to get cybersecurity right. And boards must provide the oversight to ensure that they get there.
“The Cloud” refers to software and services that run on the Internet instead of a personal computer. Google’s email service, gmail, runs in the Cloud and is accessible from multiple devices, whereas traditional email systems were software installed on PCs and the messages were stored locally on that machine.
Bestselling author Michael Levin interviews David X Martin on how large enterprises can protect themselves from cyber attacks and develop cyber wellness.
Broken or misconfigured access controls can make private parts of a given website public when they’re not supposed to be. They are one of several methods cybercriminals use to breach computer systems.
Botnets are networks from compromised computers that are controlled externally by remote hackers. The remote hackers then send spam or attack other computers through these botnets.
A security awareness program is a formal program with the goal of training users of the potential threats to an organization and how to avoid situations that might put the organization’s data at risk.
Information Security Management (ISM) deals with the implementation and monitoring of a predefined security level for the IT environment. It includes confidentiality, integrity and availability.
To protect sensitive data, security controls needs to guard weaknesses in the system and offer only required functionality to authorized users.
A security threat is a possibility of danger that might harm the vulnerability of a computer system and breach the security to cause damage.