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Report: IT managers not best leaders in breach crisis

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    Technology managers are typically expected to take the point when a company is hit by a major cyber security crisis, but a more business-oriented leader might be more effective, says a new report from Booz Allen Hamilton.

    It's the business leaders who typically make all the big decisions affecting the whole company, said Bill Stewart, executive vice president at Booz Allen Hamilton.

    "In a crisis, it doesn't work that way," he said. "The roles get flipped."

    But a technology manager is going to focus on the technology -- on fixing the things that are broken and getting the adversary out of the systems.

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