Boards of Directors, Managers at Center of Cybersecurity Handbook for Industry (Federal News Radio)


The server room might be an obvious choice for a starting point when it comes to protecting your company’s cyber networks, but the National Association of Corporate Directors says the best place to begin is in the board room.

The newest edition of the NACD’s Cyber-Risk Oversight handbook, released Jan. 12, advises private sector managers and boards of directors to “strike the appropriate balance between protecting the security of the organization and mitigating downside losses, while continuing to ensure profitability and growth in a competitive environment.”

The handbook also encourages  industry to take advantage of available government resources, advice that was stressed during an event at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. to announce the handbook’s publication.

“The handbook can act as your guide and DHS can also be there to help,” said Danny Toler, acting Assistant Secretary in the Homeland Security Department’s Office of Cybersecurity and Communications. “DHS operates based on three lines of effort: we gather, maintain and contribute industry best practices that help organizations evaluate their cyber risk and prepare for a cyber incident.”