While cybersecurity discussions have permeated board meetings, the democratization of accountability has a long way to go.
A spate of recent surveys offer indications that the philosophy that “cybersecurity is everyone’s responsibility” is gaining steam in the C-suite at most large organizations. But digging into the numbers — and keeping in mind perennially abysmal breach statistics — it’s clear that while awareness has broadened across the board room, accountability and action are still spread pretty thin.
A report released this week by Radware shows promising signs that cybersecurity is increasingly coming up in board talks and is near-universally viewed as the entire C-suite’s responsibility to enable. Conducted among 260 C-suite executives worldwide, the study shows that more than 70% of organizations touch on cybersecurity as a discussion item at every board meeting. Meantime, 98% of all members across the C-suite say they have some management responsibility for cybersecurity.
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