As technology continues to evolve, cybersecurity risks and threats continue to grow in sophistication and complexity. These threats affect businesses of all sizes and require the attention and involvement of chief executive officers (CEOs) and other senior leaders.
To help companies understand their cybersecurity risks and prepare for cyber threats, CEOs should discuss key risk management topics with their leadership and implement cybersecurity best practices geared toward risk mitigation.
What should CEOs know about the cybersecurity threats their companies face?
CEOs should ask the following questions about potential cybersecurity threats:
- How could cybersecurity threats affect the different functions of my business, including areas such as supply chain, public relations, finance, and human resources?
- What type of critical information could be lost (e.g., trade secrets, customer data, research, personally identifiable information)?
- How can my business create long-term resiliency to minimize our cybersecurity risks?
- What kind of cyber threat information sharing does my business participate in? With whom does my business exchange this information?
- What type of information sharing practices could my business adopt that would help foster community among the different cybersecurity groups where my business is a member?