Bringing the Board Up to Speed on Cybersecurity

Betsy Atkins

As boards begin the journey to cyber compliance to meet upcoming SEC regulations, one of the first things they need to do is bring all directors to a common understanding of the technology landscape. Everyone on the board needs to be familiar with and understand commonly used cybersecurity terms, concepts and frameworks, so that directors can correlate them to the economic decisions the board will be making to protect the enterprise.

This white paper, authored by Betsy Atkins, former three-time CEO and current board member for Diligent, Volvo Cars and Wynn Resorts, details the steps directors need to take to sharpen their cyber literacy, including:

  • Understanding the NIST Framework
  • Determining materiality
  • Preparing for proxy season
  • And more

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To learn more about these topics, join Betsy Atkins on March 28, 2023, for a special briefing led by Google Cloud CISO Phil Venables and featuring panelists Kevin Mandia (CEO, Mandiant) and Brian Stafford (CEO, Diligent). Register today.


Betsy Atkins 

Betsy Atkins

Betsy Atkins is a former three-time CEO and has served on some of the world's most visible global public company boards. For 30 years, she has worked behind the scenes at companies like Chico's, Vonage, Darden Restaurants, NASDAQ, HealthSouth, Wix, and Home Depot Supply.

She has served on over 30 boards and been through 13 IPOs and served on many PE and VC backed private boards. Betsy started her career as an entrepreneur co-founding several successful digital tech and consumer companies including blockbuster $5.4 billion Ascend Communications. She currently serves on the boards of three public companies  Jamf, Wynn Resorts and SL Green  she also serves on the board of Volvo Cars and Diligent Corporation (private).

Betsy is the author of the book, Be Board Ready: The Secrets to Landing a Board Seat and Being a Great Director, and she is a regular contributor to WSJ, Financial Times and Forbes, CNBC PowerLunch, Bloomberg, and Yahoo! Finance.