Get Your Board Members Up to Date With Cybersecurity
A mixture of policy and technology might do the trick
A lot of association boards are still fairly new to seeing the big picture of how technology can shape their organization. One fallout, triggered by the pandemic but not limited to it: Board members may be thinking about the group’s cybersecurity for the very first time.
Jeff Middlesworth, chief product officer at Boardable, said that the pandemic created a digital shift that many boards were unprepared for, in part because their meetings were assumed to be in person, as mandated by their bylaws. Replacing physical meetings with videoconferencing creates new concerns.
“There’s an inherent surety about printed documents,” he said. “Of course, you can leave them on the subway or on the airplane. But they’re inherently way more secure than digital documents.”
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