The Boardroom Issues That Every C-level Executive Overlooks

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Most C-level executives tend to shy away from two of the biggest boardroom issues: Information security and business continuity. Why? Unlike operations, sales, and other important topics, it’s unfamiliar so, more often than not, the CEO just assumes the CIO or IT Manager is handling it. In the modern business environment, it’s crucial for you to share the role.

What could be more vital than maintaining the confidentiality and accessibility of important data? Even though intellectual property is the lifeblood of every company, many individuals aren’t making information security and business continuity their top priorities. You need to be actively involved and setting the tone to ensure the right policies are in place and adhered to.

We understand you’re incredibly busy. It’s easy to let information security and business continuity take the backseat to the multitude of other priorities you’re handling. Ultimately, you’re trying to maximize profitability without getting bogged down by the technical details. However, you must be prepared to face the following concerns:

  • Downtime
  • Information theft/disclosure
  • Natural disasters
  • Human errors
  • And much more

Why? Think about all of the data in your systems, from information on your newest products and/or services to personal information relating to your customers. Now think about losing all of the data within your systems. How disastrous would that be? You cannot be completely safe against threats unless senior leadership is fully engaged.

You have an ethical and legal duty to make sure you’re keeping data safe. While you’re dealing with a multitude of other priorities, it’s vital to stay involved. This doesn’t mean you have to know the technical details, but you do have to manage the process. Cohn Consulting Corporation is here to work with you and help you gain a better understanding of:

  • What types of data you’re storing and accessing
  • Where data is being stored
  • What measures are in place to protect data
  • How policies are being enforced

We’ll make sure you’re aware of how to make information security and business continuity a part of your day-to-day management strategy, then we’ll work with you and your team to develop the right policies, procedures, and technologies to ensure that your business is covered.

Cohn Consulting Corporation is your experienced team of technology experts. Call (770) 321-5532 or email us at to find out more about how we address this boardroom issue that every C-level executive overlooks.


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