Berkeley Research Group releases cybersecurity preparedness benchmarking study.

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Berkeley Research Group has released its Cybersecurity Preparedness Benchmarking Study, detailing findings about cybersecurity practices from a survey of leading global organizations. The study focuses on six primary topics: Leadership, Information Governance, Risk Management, Essential Protection, Incident Response and Security Culture.

BRG teamed with the Institute of Operational Risk to conduct the survey in the first two quarters of 2016.

Respondents provided views on the state of their organizations' cybersecurity preparedness, upcoming trends, and information on matters such as the role of the board, the executive and senior management and, where chief information security officers (CISO) exist, the degree of influence and reporting line within their organizational structure.

"Our findings highlight a number of shortcomings in current practices and opportunities for organizations to improve their cybersecurity programs," said Faisal Amin, BRG's Director of Strategic Benchmarking. "Strong cyber governance, supported through independent benchmarking, ensures organizations have a systematic and proactive approach to managing prevailing and emerging cyber threats. It also ensures that cyber risks are appropriately considered and managed at all levels within an organization.

"We are very pleased to work with BRG on such an important...

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