Black Hat 2018: 6 Execs On What The Boardroom Overlooks Around Cybersecurity Strategy


Cybersecurity Strategy

Keeping Their Eye On The Ball

Members of Equifax's board of directors faced fierce opposition to their reelection this year as a result of the summer 2017 data breach that caused the personal information of nearly 147 million U.S. citizens to be exposed. The high level of investor dissatisfaction with Equifax's directors underscores the consequences for board members that don't give sufficient attention to cybersecurity.

So how specifically should board members get more involved? At Black Hat 2018, CRN asked that question of six CEOs and technical leaders, who strongly encouraged directors to get take a deeper look at data privacy, breach simulation exercises, and open-source libraries that supply code for software.

Here are six elements of cybersecurity strategy that industry leaders attending Black Hat 2018 feel the boardroom needs to probe more deeply.