Boards need to treat cyber crime like health and safety

“The risk of a cyber attack is higher than ever so for a board to say someone else can manage the risk is no longer acceptable.”
THE head of a global cyber security firm has warned that hacking is a board’s responsibility which needs to be treated with the same ‘vigor’ as health and safety.
Rob Cotton, chief executive of NCC Group, which has a £1m operations centre in Leeds, said a lack of understanding and knowledge was no longer an excuse for board members to take a back seat when it came to addressing cyber crime, which he believes is the single biggest threat to corporates and individuals around the world.
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