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Selling Information Security to the Board by Alan Calder

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CHAPTER 12: INFORMATION SECURITY GOVERNANCE

This is a much harder sell but, if the board can be brought to understand that it has a governance responsibility in respect of information security, you will have made the task of selling future information security investment proposals that much easier for yourself.

Here’s the argument:

The availability, integrity and confidentiality of its data are fundamental to the long-term survival of any 21st century organisation. Unless the organisation takes a top-down, comprehensive and systematic approach to protecting its information, it will be vulnerable to a wide range of threats, including cyber crime and cyber terrorism, data leakage and insider attacks. These threats are a ‘clear and present danger’ ...

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