The National Cyber Security Centre has published a Cyber Security Toolkit for Boards. The resources are designed to encourage essential cyber security discussions between the Board
and their technical experts.
The toolkit is focused around nine stand alone modules that introduce key topics in cyber security. Each topic includes suggested questions and possible answers, to ask within an organisation to open up discussions between the Board and Staff. The modules can be taken in any order.
Download the full toolkit as a PDF here.
Each section within the guidance addresses three questions:
1 What should the Board do? This provides specific actions for the Board
2 What should your organisation do? This provides information on aspects that Boards should have oversight of but are unlikely to be actively taking action on (though this is dependent on your organisational structure).
3. What does good look like? This provides questions (and potential answers) designed to generate discussions with your experts that can help the Board identify what constitutes 'good' cyber security within your organisation.
The questions are only the start of the story; you may find that simply getting the right people in the room, engaged in meaningful discussions, can throw a light on what works (and doesn't work) within your organisation.