COVID-19 Board Cybersecurity Checklist

In brief: The COVID-19 pandemic has created a major shift in how corporations are operating, with many of them moving to a completely remote work environment. This not only has aggravated existing cyber risks but also has created new ones. Boards must work alongside their management teams to consider and determine their cyber-risk appetite as they navigate the current crisis. Strong oversight and understanding of the current cyber-threat landscape are key to helping directors to decipher the new cybersecurity environment and to help them provide effective oversight of management’s cyber-risk strategy.

This resource can help your board to

  • understand cybersecurity threats stemming from the COVID-19 crisis,
  • evaluate whether current cybersecurity programs remain effective in reducing cyber risk, and
  • pressure test the chief information security officer and management team around their cybersecurity strategy plans.

Most relevant audiences: risk committee chairs, risk committee members, cybersecurity or technology committee chairs, cybersecurity or technology committee members, and chief information security officers