Cybersecurity

Is Data Breach Liability Inching Toward The Board Room?

In 2017, high-profile data breaches continued to create major legal issues for some of the country’s largest corporations. In part one of a two-part article, a pair of securities and shareholder litigation lawyers look at what this may mean for officers and directors in terms of liability.

The Essential Eight Technologies: What All Boards Should Know

Barbara Berlin, a director at PwC’s Governance Insights Center, discusses the impact of what PwC calls the “Essential Eight Technologies” and how boards should be responding.

The Role Of Boards In An Age Of Data Breaches And Cyber Crime

Most boards are cognizant of market, competitive and management risks, but very few boards see cybersecurity as an area in which they need to exercise oversight.

Reshuffling The Board To Keep Up With Technology

Every year, Corporate Board Member and Spencer Stuart collaborate to survey directors of publicly traded companies to check their pulse on the challenges and best practices of corporate directorship.

Are Cybersecurity Monitors Part Of The Next Wave For SEC Enforcement?

Corporate boards, upon learning of a cybersecurity breach or a deficiency in company practices and procedures, should consider proactively hiring an independent monitor to improve cybersecurity practices.

Data Breaches And The Boardroom

Gone are the days of passing the cybersecurity buck solely to the CISO, CIO or the IT department, it is now widely accepted that boards of directors must take responsibility for their companies’ cybersecurity.

How To Onboard A New Director

Boards must be prepared to onboard new directors and facilitate a process that allows them to hit the ground running.

Board Under Siege: What Wells Fargo Did Right (And Wrong)

The real test for good governance occurs in the wake of a crisis.

Shareholder Engagement: A Balancing Act

Board members share whether their oversight responsibilities should mandate regular communication with shareholders.