Being a member of a board of directors of a company today is not an easy task. Not only does it involve huge elements of pressure in decision making but more significantly, with the passage of time, a new distinct kind of responsibility is being expected from the boards of companies. The advent of cybersecurity and the massive increase in cybersecurity breaches have ensured that protection and preservation of cybersecurity is increasingly being seen as a responsibility of boards of the companies. So significant is cybersecurity for the day-to-day systems and operations of any company that different legislative frameworks and statutory bodies are now increasingly coming up with the new stipulations, for the boards for protecting and preserving cybersecurity.
This book seeks to analyze what’s the current legal jurisprudence concerning the responsibility of boards of companies for protecting cybersecurity; what is the international position in this regard; what are the distinct legal approaches in different countries; what is the evolving jurisprudence in this regard; and what are the international perspectives that are emerging in this context- these and other questions are sought to be covered by the present book. This present book should be handbook for every member of boards of management of any company, who needs to know about the impact of cybersecurity on the responsibility of the present day board.