Board Director Concerns about Cyber and Technology Risk

The C-suite and boards of directors are increasingly concerned about cyber attacks and risk. If asked, how should you present and discuss such issues with the board?  Also, boards and executives are anxious to understand the business opportunity and impact and risk relative to new technologies. This session will explore ways to discuss new technologies with the board, including the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence and machine learning, augmented reality, and quantum computing. In addition, cyber attacks continue to escalate with data breaches and RansomWare attacks being discussed at the board level. This session will explore likely questions your board will ask you as well as give advice on how guidelines for how to discuss them.

Learning objectives:

  • Better understand business impact of new technologies and cyber risks
  • Understand board perspective relative to cyber and new technologies
  • Be prepared for likely questions the board will ask
  • Better articulate risks and options to the board of directors and C-suite


Keynote Speaker: Robert Clyde, CISM, Director, ISACA International

Robert Clyde, CISM

Mr. Clyde is managing director of Clyde Consulting LLC (USA). He also serves as a director on the boards of White Cloud Security (trusted app list enforcement), TZ Holdings (formerly Zimbra), and Xbridge Systems (data discovery software). He chairs the board-level ISACA Finance Committee and has served as a member of ISACA’s Strategic Advisory Council, Conference and Education Board and the IT Governance Institute (ITGI) Advisory Panel.

Previously, he was CEO of Adaptive Computing, which provides workload management software for some of the world’s largest cloud, high-performance computing (HPC), and big data environments. Prior to founding Clyde Consulting, he was chief technology officer (CTO) at Symantec and a co-founder of Axent Technologies.

Clyde is a frequent speaker at ISACA conferences and for the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). He also serves as an executive advisor to HyTrust and BullGuard and on the industry advisory council for the Management Information Systems (MIS) Department of Utah State University.