Assessing the Board’s Cyber-Risk Oversight Effectiveness

In brief: This tool helps directors outline key questions to pose to their senior management teams to provide effective cyber-risk oversight. The tool then provides a numerical scale for assessing the board’s cyber-risk oversight effectiveness. This brief was written by Thompson Reuters and originally appeared in Cyber-Risk Oversight 2020: Key Principles and Practical Guidance for Corporate Boards.

This resource can help your board to

  • pose questions to management to assess key cyber risks,
  • provide oversight of the corporation’s cyber-risk landscape, and
  • evaluate the board’s understanding of cyber risks facing the organization.

 Most relevant audiences: Risk committee chairs, risk committee members, and CISOs