Cybersecurity Issues Regularly Reported To Boards

Cybersecurity Issues Regularly Reported To Boards

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Data security, system infrastructure, and data privacy top tackled cybersecurity issues by boards, according to Deloitte's corporate governance survey

Cybersecurity Issues Regularly Reported To Boards

2016 (percentage of respondents)

Note: Data based on Deloitte’s 2016 Board Practices Report on 189 public company members of Society for Corporate Governance, comprising of corporate secretaries and governance professionals. Categorization based on market cap by December 31, 2015 (small = < $700 million, mid = between $700 million and $10 billion, large = > $10 billion)

Proof Point Findings

  • Top Cybersecurity Issues – Data security (88%), system infrastructure (72%) and data privacy (71%) top cybersecurity issues regularly reported to boards
  • Cloud Computing Challenges – Cloud computing reports less common among small firms (11%), compared to mid (37%) and large cap (40%) firms
  • Big Data Risks – 44% of large cap companies and 28% of mid-sized firms also tackle Big Data issues regularly
  • Key Drivers – Include increasing digitization of business transactions, proliferation and growing sophistication of cybersecurity threats, and heightening demand for cybersecurity professionals among firms


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Date Last Updated

July 14, 2017

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