WASHINGTON, March 02, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the authority on boardroom practices representing more than 18,000 board members, celebrates the one-year anniversary of its Cyber-Risk Oversight Program. In its first year, more than 175 corporate directors and senior executives completed the course, while an additional 135 who are enrolled in the program are progressing to complete the CERT Certificate in Cybersecurity Oversight. The in-depth online program helps directors enhance their cybersecurity literacy and strengthen their boards’ oversight practices. The course is offered in partnership with Ridge Global and Carnegie Mellon University’s CERT Division of the Software Engineering Institute.
“Corporations recognize that cyber risk isn’t just an IT challenge. It’s a strategic, enterprise-wide matter that demands active board-level engagement,” said NACD CEO Peter Gleason. “NACD, CERT, and Ridge Global are helping to close the board's knowledge gap on cyber risk with this one-of-a-kind program.”
Over the past several years, NACD surveys of board directors have consistently revealed concerns on the part of board members about whether their companies are sufficiently prepared to respond to a cyberattack, and a desire to improve board-level cybersecurity knowledge. NACD, CERT and Ridge Global developed the Cyber-Risk Oversight Program to address these concerns. One year after the program launch, we recognize the following corporate leaders who earned the CERT Certificate in Cybersecurity Oversight:
Carol Anthony Davidson
Lacey A. Horn
Carol J. Johnson
Stanley E. Partlow Jr.
Nizar Jaffer Somji
Mary Beth Vitale
In the spirit of continuous evolution, and based on feedback from our director participants, the 2018 edition of the NACD Cyber-Risk Oversight Program has been streamlined. Although the core content of the Cyber-Risk Oversight program remains unchanged, the user interface has been enhanced and video introductions featuring former governor of Pennsylvania Tom Ridge and NACD president and CEO Peter Gleason have been added to guide participants through the modules of the program. The course details the respective responsibilities of the board and C-suite executives in cyber-risk oversight, and engages participants in an example of a cyberbreach “tabletop exercise.” The course includes a comprehensive exam that qualifies participants for the CERT Certificate in Cybersecurity Oversight.
To learn more and register for the NACD Cyber-Risk Oversight Program for corporate directors, visit NACD Cyber-Risk Oversight Program.
The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) empowers more than 18,000 directors to lead with confidence in the boardroom. As the recognized authority on leading boardroom practices, NACD helps boards strengthen investor trust and public confidence by ensuring that today’s directors are well prepared for tomorrow’s challenges. World-class boards join NACD to elevate performance, gain foresight, and instill confidence. Fostering collaboration among directors, investors, and corporate governance stakeholders, NACD has been setting the standard for responsible board leadership for 40 years. To learn more about NACD, visit www.NACDonline.org.
Source:National Association of Corporate Directors