The Economist Intelligence Unit has conducted a survey of senior executives around the world asking them about their key security concerns. Based on the research, the white paper highlights three key issues for corporate strategists.
- Employees hold the key to corporate security.
Employees need to be encouraged to take personal responsibility for corporate responsibility. A combination of clear rules, employee education and motivational strategies are all key to creating a security-aware culture.
- Companies must deliver a co-ordinated response to a wide range of threats.
The different security functions - IT, physical security, risk managers and human resources - need to work together to provide a more coordinated corporate defence.
- The buck stops with the board.
Too much responsibility for security is delegated to junior management. Boards need to lead from the top, setting priorities and driving cultural change. New laws make executives accountable for preventable security breaches.
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