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Cyber-security services

These are the hottest and most important new products and services to hit the public-company marketplace – by far - but is sure is hard to identify the best-in-class providers...

Here are just a few of the things a public company needs to have in place today…

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Director education and decision-making support for board committees: Recent surveys show that there are wide disparities between director assessments of current threats, and the state of their own corporate preparedness – and what the company’s’ own I-T experts think. Quite understandably, most directors do not really understand the complexities of “cyber-threats” much less the kind of “cyber-security tools” their company needs to have – and whether the programs being presented to them for information – or for their approval – will succeed in meeting the threats.

The need for robust technologies to defeat intruders: Every company needs to have them today – but quite often, they do not have the technological or financial resources to do an adequate job without expert, outside assistance – whether for software selection or to implement a broader company-wide program. And sadly, some of the systems and procedures that companies have bought into have proven to be pure vaporware, so caveat emptor. (We will have much more on this subject in future issues.)

The need for continual board level review of attempted and actual incursions – and for them to stay informed about new or emerging cyber-security issues in general.

And, of course, companies – and their suppliers too – need to have adequate insurance against cyber-attacks.

Our top tips at present: Read our 2014 newsletter article on the need to monitor a company’s outside suppliers and their cyber-security measures...Much more to come on cyber-security in future issues, we promise!

Currently, we have no recommended suppliers, but please feel free to contact the editors if you would like additional background information and a few names to investigate.

Currently, we have no recommended suppliers, but please feel free to contact the editors if you would like additional background information and a few names to investigate.