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Cyber-Breaches and Other Threats Involving Conscious Opponents

Jose Tabuena | June 30, 2015

Since my last column we’ve learned about another string of high-profile cyber-attacks. Breaches have happened at the Internal Revenue Service, the Office of Personnel Management, and even in American baseball. Any organization that uses technology and has people (and it’s hard to imagine one that does not) faces increased risk.

So what should boards and their organizations do?

The starting point remains the same: Assess cyber-security as you would any other risk that becomes part of the risk appetite discussion. Cyber-security is still a business issue, rather than a technology one. As with other significant risks,...

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