Does Your Board Need a Cybersecurity or IT Committee?

It’s 2019. By now, your board of directors is probably aware of the importance of cybersecurity and information technology. But the increased emphasis surrounding the rapidly-evolving digital landscape is nothing new. Deloitte’s 2016 Board Best Practices Report found that 8% of boards considered “Technology and Data Analytics” among their top three priorities for the coming year. 22% of boards listed “Cybersecurity” in their top three priorities (up 6% from their 2014 report). But is increasing emphasis on cybersecurity and information technology (IT) oversight enough to warrant the chartering of a committee? Let’s find out if your board needs a cybersecurity committee, IT committee, or both!

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