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1/31/13 - Risk Management and Cyberthreats: Tips to Guide the Right Response

Distributed denial-of-service attacks are just one of the many cyberthreats facing banks, and many executives aren’t sure whether their companies are adequately protected. Cybersecurity is, after all, an emerging discipline that many IT professionals are still struggling to master.

But executives can provide informed oversight and direction by approaching cybersecurity as a risk-management exercise. This Sightlines InFocus helps corporate and business-line executives determine whether their company has taken the appropriate steps to guard against attacks — and minimize the damage when they happen. The article includes a 17-question “cheat sheet” that executives can use to prompt and sustain an ongoing conversation with their IT professionals about cybersecurity.

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