Cyber threats are one of biggest risks that organizations face today, capable of completely disrupting operations, reputation and ability to function. It is imperative that the Board work with the C-Suite, the IT function and the entire organization to align resources around cyber defenses and priorities. Communication and planning in advance on priorities, policy, preparation, partners, and incident response will help every type of organization be prepared.
This sounds like common sense and easy to accomplish, but in reality, it is very difficult. Finding the time, the will, and the common ground for planning can be challenging for the best of organizations even after attacks have happened. Create a shared vision that can be broken down into the many different areas necessary to protect and defend your organization from threats that are continually emerging. It’s a 24-7 priority that you must take seriously.