Report indicates an increasing need for executive presence in cybersecurity realm

Organizations will face more frequent threats in 2014 as well as increased scrutiny from regulators

According to a recent report from Kroll, a cybersecurity research and consulting firm, the need for more holistic data security will be of the utmost importance to the C-suite in the next year. Not only is the increased activity in cybercrime expected to continue to climb, but more scrutiny is expected to be placed on the executives responsible for making the decisions concerning data protection and privacy.

Kroll’s 2014 Cyber Security Forecast indicates that increasing pressure from regulatory bodies like the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) as well as internal audit committees will hold executives more accountable to ensure proper security around the private information gleaned from employees and customers in the coming year. The limelight cast on privacy issues resulting from the fallout of the Edward Snowden leaks has brought this conversation to the forefront, and Kroll asserts that new regulations will stem from the data security framework recently set up by the National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST).

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Chris DiMarco

Chris DiMarco, Executive Editor of InsideCounsel magazine, has a background in multimedia production with previous involvement in projects in which he developed and created content...

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