Cybersecurity and compliance: An unlimited horizon of responsibility

As experience demonstrates, cyberthreats pose a risk as great as any other to even the mightiest companies and industries

Make no mistake, the compliance challenges arising from data breaches and other cyber incidents are not limited to industries that, like retail and financial, garner the most conspicuous publicity for events that so directly affect the public.

Not that those sectors aren't obvious targets for cyber mayhem by global bad actors and homegrown miscreants. If anything, additional pressure still needs to be exerted on those industries that remain slow to pursue the kind of prophylactic measures that underscore all sound compliance cultures. But far too few companies of any sort are investing in comprehensive compliance, training and monitoring programs to protect against cyberthreats.

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Suzanne Folsom

Suzanne Folsom is general counsel and senior vice president of governmental affairs of United States Steel Corporation.

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