Information Security Basics: Board of Directors Edition
Many directors would benefit from additional training on your Information Security Program, cybersecurity threats, and emerging technology risks.
Directors are ultimately responsible for the security of customer information, establishing cybersecurity expectations, and providing direction to management. Their responsibility includes approving financial investments into cybersecurity and creating accountability for security operations.
Directors need to better understand cybersecurity so that they can make good decisions, allocate the necessary resources, and provide the oversight regulators require.
This discussion reinforces the need for engaged Directors and senior management in understanding their institutions’ risks, monitoring potential threats, establishing a “dynamic control environment,” effectively overseeing third party relationships, and developing/testing plans for business continuity and incident response.
This information will enable you to make a difference at your financial institution by addressing the information security awareness deficiencies and communicate Information Security Program components to directors and senior management.
- IT Risk Assessment
- Policies and Procedures
- IT Audit
- Continual Cybersecurity Education
- Board Reporting Best Practices
Current and prospective board members, senior management, risk managers and IT officers. A background in information technology or information security is not required.
Chad Knutson is a Senior Information Security Consultant and serves as President of the SBS CyberSecurity out of Madison, SD. SBS is a leader in information security consulting for the financial industry in the US. SBS works with more than 900 banks around the country on information security services such as the development of Information Security Programs, Policies, and Risk Assessments, along with performing IT Audits, Penetration Tests, Vulnerability Assessment and other security services. Chad is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and Certified in Risk and Information Security Controls (CRISC), and received his Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems and his Master of Science in Information Assurance with an emphasis in Banking and Finance Security from Dakota State University. Chad has been with SBS since 2004 and has consulted with many financial institutions during this time.
Institute of Certified Bankers: Visit http://www.icbmembers.org/login.aspx for instructions regarding self-reporting. Estimated credits: 2.5 CE Credits
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