Data breaches: what company boards want to know and CISOs need to say

Here is a snapshot of what company boards and chief information security officers can do better to improve enterprise security


A Juniper Research report predicts cost of data breaches to touch $2.1 trillion globally by 2019. Photo: iStock
A Juniper Research report predicts cost of data breaches to touch $2.1 trillion globally by 2019. Photo: iStock

As the cost of data breaches goes up—a Juniper Research report predicts it to touch $2.1 trillion globally by 2019, growing nearly four times compared to breaches in 2015—company boards are sitting up and taking notice. Chief information security officers (CISOs), on their part, are also working towards better communicating risks to the boards, besides keeping hackers at bay. Here is a snapshot of what boards and CISOs can do better to improve enterprise security.

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