Security as a Critical Component of Corporate Defense

The Conference Board Executive Action Report, No. 330, July 2010

11 Pages Posted: 9 Jul 2010

Date Written: July 6, 2010

Abstract

In the past, security measures were often deployed in reaction to an incident or a likely threat, but today’s corporations are expected to integrate multiple layers of security into a coherent and preventative framework. Risk management principles and practices developed during the last decade can be of assistance; however, they require corporate boards to take ownership and lead the initiative. The board’s primary responsibility is to provide vision, strategic oversight, and support to a corporate defense program designed to safeguard stakeholder interests.

Keywords: Corporate Defense, Defense, Corporate Governance, Risk Management, Compliance, Intelligence, Security, Resilience, Continuity, Controls, Assurance, Audit, Investigation

JEL Classification: G3, G30, M1, M14

Suggested Citation

Lyons, Sean, Security as a Critical Component of Corporate Defense (July 6, 2010). The Conference Board Executive Action Report, No. 330, July 2010, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1635918

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