The risk of critical information falling into the hands of hackers is now higher than ever, and governing information remains a struggle. Worse, the technical nuance associated with cyber-security can be somewhat intimidating for internal auditors and compliance officers. While many organizations are trying to avoid falling victim to a cyber-breach, the real question here is: How can companies make the most of their resources to protect against cyber-risks?

This e-Book, produced by Compliance Week in cooperation with HP Security Voltage, explores some tools and defenses that companies can employ to help reduce the risk of a cyber-attack.

In “Preparing Your Board for Cyber-Security Issues,” we look at some of the work internal audit can do to help companies grasp their cyber-risks. “COSO Tacks Toward Cyber-Security” discusses how internal control and risk-management frameworks can be a starting point for companies to anticipate fast-emerging risks. “Why Is Cyber-Security a Process? This is Why.” explores some useful strategies in the world of Big Data that compliance and audit executives can use to keep hackers at bay.

In “Compliance, Audit, and Cyber-Security” collaboration is key. The author analyzes the lines of defense among various operations to manage cyber-security risks. “Streamlining Information Protection Through a Data-centric Security Approach,” shows how data-centric security protects sensitive data throughout your multi-platform enterprise. In the event of a data breach, protected data yields nothing of value to the thieves, avoiding the penalties and costs such an event would otherwise have triggered.