Leadership

Cyber Resilience is every leader’s responsibility

Leaders don’t need to be technical experts, but they need to know enough about the threats and risks and be able to have a conversation with their experts about these, and understand the right questions to ask. 

Protecting information assets is of critical importance to the sustainability and competitiveness of businesses. All organisations, regardless of size or sector, need to be on the front-foot in terms of their cyber preparedness. Cyber resilience is all too often thought of as an IT issue, rather than the strategic risk management issue it is. 

Good cyber security is all about managing risks. The process for governing cyber security in your organisation will be similar to the process you use for other organisational risks.

It is a continuous, iterative process and comprises three overlapping components, summarised below:

  1. Understand the risks you and your organisation face.
  2. Use this information to understand and prioritise your risks.
  3. Take steps to manage those risks.

NCSC’s Board Toolkit will provide you with the tools you need to have the necessary conversations with your IT team/supplier.

If you’re not sure where to start, NCSC suggests you start with the Introduction to Cyber Security for Board members and Embedding cyber security into your structure and objectives.

Go to Board Toolkit

Executive Education Training: Cyber Security

This programme provides CEOs, Directors and Non-Executive Directors with frameworks and best practice for managing cyber security-related risk, separate from the specialised IT infrastructure typically associated with this topic. Course content includes lectures and highly interactive discussions, as well as […]

Read more