Often times security can be a smaller priority for companies than it should be. But company executives need to ensure that security is one (of their many) priorities. Having their data stolen or corrupted could mean lost customers and more problems.
The Washington Post is reporting that Chief executives of U.S. corporations and their boards of directors should assume direct responsibility for securing their computer networks from worms, viruses and other attacks, an industry task force working with the federal government said.
The group stopped short of urging legislation to require chief executives to certify their companies’ cybersecurity measures, as they are now required to do for financial statements after numerous accounting scandals. But in a report to be released today, the group said that cybersecurity should be taken just as seriously by top management. (full story)
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