publications by betsy

Welcome to new board oversight duties…It is one of the great things about board work…it is ever changing and evolving. Every year there is a shift in corporate governance standards in an effort to evolve along with the rapidly changing business landscape...

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At a recent audit committee meeting we were briefed by our Big Four accounting firm on cyber-risk. They referenced a two-page notification from the Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, Jen Easterly, sent to Directors on February 25, 2022 urging...

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In July, the four Big Tech CEOs appeared before the House Antitrust subcommittee and shed light to congress for the first time pushing back and lobbying against monopoly power and anti-competition. This was the last step of an investigation that began in...

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Often, when new regulations are introduced in an industry, they can bear unintended consequences for the future. Since this past summer, legislatures have been contemplating a law relating to cyber defense called the Active Cyber Defense Certainty Act, or ACDC. The bill is...

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Cyber-security is a hot topic at every company this year and it needs to be a board level discussion – the risk associated with cyber attack and data breaches is now clear from all the headlines.  FedEx and Maersk forecast $300M in...

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By Betsy Atkins & Rahul Kashyap A recent study from the National Association of Corporate Directors highlights that one in five directors is dissatisfied with the quality of cyber-risk information that the board gets from management. Board members who felt their company was properly secured...

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By Anna Akins, Technology Reporter  Smart speaker adoption has exploded in recent quarters, but so have concerns about their privacy risks. Research firm IDC said a total of 99.3 million smart speaker units shipped globally in 2018, representing a 141% jump over...

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The two recent incidents at Apple remind is us that Corporate Espionage is a serious threat that your board should be aware of.  For the second time in 6 months, Apple, working with the FBI, is accusing a Chinese national engineer of...

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