Verdict UK – Lack of board-level cybersecurity awareness “alarming”

verdict-logoA UK government report highlighting a significant lack of board-level cybersecurity awareness among FTSE 350 members has been dubbed “alarming” by a senior cybersecurity professional.

The report, published today, found that only 16% of boards have a full understanding of the impact and disruption associated with cyberattacks, despite 96% having an established cybersecurity strategy.

“It’s alarming to see that the boards of the UK’s biggest businesses don’t understand the impact of cyberattacks, especially given that the impact of a serious attack is absolutely proven to impact revenue, reputation and even individual jobs,” said Jason Hart, CTO of Data Protection at Gemalto and former ethical hacker, in response to the news.

“Of course these organisations will have a cybersecurity strategy in place, but if the business doesn’t understand it – let alone test it – it may as well not be there,” added Hart

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