What CEOs Should Know About Cybersecurity (Forbes)


If you are a typical CEO, a discussion about cybersecurity probably makes you a bit tense. It’s a deeply technical topic, the risks are varied and difficult to quantify, and there are many vendors and experts continuously beating the drum that you are not doing enough or that your organization may be open to catastrophic attack.

News headlines give no solace: Ransomware attacks on global hospital infrastructure systems, Yahoo revising its purchase price down $500 million to Verizon because of hacked accounts, or Zomato getting off lightly for compromising 6.6 million user accounts and passwords. And of course, there was the catastrophic attack on Sony Pictures in 2014.