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REPORT REVEALS ALMOST HALF OF BOARD MEMBERS GLOBALLY FEEL UNPREPARED FOR A CYBERATTACK

We take a look at the relationship between CISOs and the boardroom and how both parties can strive to improve it , better aligning their business priorities . The findings reveal that while 69 % of board members report seeing eye-to-eye with their CISO , only 51 % of CISOs feel the same .

Proofpoint , a leading cybersecurity and compliance company , and Cybersecurity at MIT Sloan ( CAMS ), an interdisciplinary research consortium , have released their Cybersecurity : The 2022 Board Perspective report , which explores board of directors ’ perceptions about their key challenges and risks . Cybersecurity is dominant on their agendas .

Over two-thirds ( 77 %) of participants agree cybersecurity is a top priority for their board and 76 % discuss the topic at least monthly . Consequently , 75 % believe their boards clearly understand the systemic risks their organisations face and 76 % assert they ’ ve made adequate investments in cybersecurity .
But this optimism may be misplaced . Our report found that nearly two-thirds ( 65 %) of board members believe their organisation is at risk of material cyberattack in the next 12 months . Almost half ( 47 %) feel their
There is a disconnect between the boardroom and CISOs when evaluating the risk posed by today ’ s sophisticated cybercriminals .
organisation is unprepared to cope with a targeted attack . And only two-thirds of board members view human error as their biggest cyber vulnerability , despite the World Economic Forum finding that this risk leads to 95 % of all cybersecurity incidents .
The Cybersecurity : The 2022 Board Perspective report examines global , third-party survey responses from 600 board members at organisations with 5,000 or
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