IT Governance today welcomed the release of a new 355-page cybersecurity guide for public companies, issued by the New York Stock Exchange.BOISE, Idaho - (EINPresswire via NewMediaWire) - October 21, 2015 - IT Governance, the leading provider of cybersecurity consultancy, services and products, today welcomed the release of a new 355-page cybersecurity guide for public companies, issued by the New York Stock Exchange.
The guide, Navigating the Digital Age: The Definitive Cybersecurity Guide for Directors and Officers, includes contributions from over 35 contributors in security, business, and government, and covers topics such as board obligations and action plans, how CEOs can ask better questions, and how to protect trade secrets, as well as topics related to consumer protection and incident response management strategies.
Alan Calder, the founder and executive chairman of IT Governance, says, “The issuing of this guide is a clear indication of how US companies have no choice but to take cyber risk seriously if they are going to remain competitive on a global scale. The guide is an excellent companion for any board of directors and can be used to critically examine whether a firm’s cybersecurity programs are up to scratch.”
The guide highlights the importance of choosing at least one standard to align a cybersecurity program with in an effort to measure progress and security maturity.
Calder says, “Firms should not see cybersecurity as a regulatory compliance exercise. Indeed, cyber risk can have huge operational, financial, and reputational benefits when implemented successfully. We support the assertion in this guide that ISO/IEC 27001 is a ‘comprehensive standard and a good choice for any size of organization because it is respected globally and is the one most commonly mapped against other standards.’”
Tom Farley, President of the New York Stock Exchange, writes in the introduction: “Today, managing cybersecurity risk has expanded far beyond the realm of IT; it has become a business continuity necessity to ensure shareholder value remains intact and that privacy and corporate intellectual property is protected. Accordingly, those responsibilities are weighing heavily on corporate executives and directors, making it vital for them to better understand and prepare for the evolving cybersecurity landscape.”
Calder adds, “With data breaches on the rise and the imminent threat of new major vulnerabilities, organizations must do everything in their power to improve cybersecurity. ISO 27001 not only helps you get the basics right, but also ensures that you implement a company-wide information security management system that, if maintained and updated properly, will provide ongoing protection from cyber attacks.”
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IT Governance Ltd is a leading global provider of IT governance, risk management, and compliance (IT GRC) solutions, with a special focus on cybersecurity and ISO 27001. Having led ISO 27001 implementations since the inception of the Standard, the company’s strong global cybersecurity presence means it has the knowledge and insight to provide valuable advice, tailored to meet any organization’s specific needs or budget. IT Governance has successfully helped over 150 companies achieve ISO 27001 registration, proving their compliance with one of the world’s most demanding management system standards. More information is available at www.itgovernanceusa.com.
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