Cyber-risk Knowledge Gap Widens Between C-Suite and IT

Board level ownership of cyber risk in UK numbers just 19.4 percent

Tara Seals

When it comes to alerting C-suite executives about cyber-risk, IT and security professionals are still doing a terrible job, bogged down in technical jargon and a lack of business context.
According to Auriga Consulting, the problem starts with the monopolization of the risk management function by IT and security consultants. According to a survey of large and medium-sized businesses in the UK, board level ownership of cyber risk numbers just 19.4 percent, and only 16.6 percent place cyber risk in the top five on the risk register, despite the severity a realization of cyber risk poses.
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