Book Chat — D&O Guide to Cyber Governance

5 Min View By: Jody R. Westby

Jody R. Westby was spurred to write D&O Guide to Cyber Governance: Fiduciary Duties in the Digital Age in a time of increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks. “Boards and CEOs are not aware of what really needs to be done,” she said. “I wanted to develop a book that would tell boards and C-suites, here’s what you do to manage cyber risks, and to do it right according to the law and to best practices.” In this conversation, Westby highlights key points where board members get tripped up, delves into the book’s practical resources, and explains why she dedicated the book to E. Norman Veasey, former Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court and former Chair of the Business Law Section.

D&O Guide to Cyber Governance: Fiduciary Duties in the Digital Age is available from the American Bar Association in book and e-book form.

Read more about the video’s featured speaker below:

Jody R. Westby

Jody Westby is founder and CEO of Global Cyber Risk LLC, a Washington, DC-based advisory services firm noted for its expertise in cyber governance, cybersecurity risk management, and privacy compliance. Ms. Westby spent a decade in the IT industry before becoming an attorney and founding GCR. She is author of the 2008, 2010, 2012, and 2015 Governance of Cybersecurity reports published by Carnegie Mellon CyLab and Georgia Tech and sponsored by Forbes. Ms. Westby was lead author of the Governing for Enterprise Security Implementation Guide developed for D&Os by Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute. Her work on cyber governance has been featured by the CISO Executive Network, Bloomberg BNA, and other major media. She is a professional blogger for Forbes and publishes a regular cybersecurity column in Leader’s Edge magazine. Ms. Westby is the author and editor of seven books, all published by the ABA, and speaks globally on cutting-edge issues.

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