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The Silent Cyber Risk Threat in the Boardroom

Directors guide the success of organisations with their management, governance and strategic insights. Yet there’s a deep disconnect between their perception of cyber risk and their day-to-day behaviour.

Diligent’s survey of 118 directors, governance professionals and senior executives across Australia and New Zealand reveals the common communications practices that are inadvertently putting organisations’ profits and reputations at risk. Dozens of recent high-profile cybersecurity incidents underline the reality of the risk. Many organisations are playing catch-up as the rapid pace of technological change continues.

This report summarises the findings of a comparative study of 118 Australian organisations and companies, conducted in late 2017 by Diligent and Conscious Governance in partnership with the Governance Institute of Australia.

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