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Should your board of directors include a cybersecurity expert?

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Mar 23, 2016.

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    Should companies have a cybersecurity expert on their board of directors? The federal government seems to think so, and increasingly so do security and risk professionals, although companies would prefer to make that decision without government involvement, according to a sampling of industry pros.

    A disclosure bill introduced by the U.S. Senate in December would ask companies to disclose whether they have a “cyber security expert” or equivalent measure on its board of directors. While no action is required if no expert currently has a seat on the board, the company would need to provide an explanation for how it is approaching cybersecurity.

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