The National Cyber Security Centre’s latest roundtable event highlighted its new toolkit for boards – a manual for charities to develop their cyber security strategies and create the right dialogue with their trustee boards.
The vast majority of organisations in the UK rely on digital technology to function.
Good cyber security protects that ability to function, and ensures organisations can exploit the opportunities that technology brings. Cyber security is therefore central to an organisation’s health and resilience, and this places it firmly within the responsibility of the Board.
New regulations (such as GDPR) as well as high profile media coverage on the impact of cyber incidents, have raised the expectations of partners, shareholders, customers and the wider public. Quite simply, organisations – and board members especially – have to get to grips with cyber security.
Why have the NCSC produced a Board Toolkit?
Boards are pivotal in improving the cyber security of their organisations. The Board Toolkit been created to encourage essential discussions about cyber security to take place between the Board and their technical experts.