Actionable Advice, Insights and Best Practices From Cybersecurity Experts and Top Advisors on Risk, Leadership, Human Resources, Legal and Reputation Management

Palo Alto Networks® (NYSE: PANW), the next-generation security company, has announced the publication of “Navigating the Digital Age: The Definitive Cybersecurity Guide for Directors and Officers – United Kingdom.” This guide will provide U.K. boards, executives and C-level officers at enterprises, government agencies and other organisations with practical, expert advice on how to raise the bar on cybersecurity.

As threats continue to grow in number and complexity, new EU legislation, in the form of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Network and Information Security (NIS) Directive, provides a unique opportunity for business leaders to rethink how they can build state-of-the-art cybersecurity strategies and systems fit for current and future challenges. As such, the guide helps start necessary discussions and determine the next steps toward preventing cyber breaches and maintaining trust in our digital age.

Building on the success of the U.S. edition of the guide launched in October 2015 with the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), the U.K. edition was written in conjunction with U.K. thought leaders from the public and private sector, and published by Forbes.

Collecting the expertise and experience of CEOs, CISOs, lawyers, consultants and former government officials, this U.K. guide is intended for those new to the cybersecurity topic as well as seasoned leaders in the field. It contains practical and expert advice on a range of cybersecurity issues to allow business leaders to start, or continue having, the conversation on such topics as EU legislation, enabling innovation, executive responsibility, your security leadership team/hiring the next generation CISO, and responding to crisis.


“A chief executive’s role is to balance both the risks and the op­portunities in all situations. Good governance around cybersecurity – essential risk manage­ment – can be a defining factor in organisation­al excellence, building compliance, enterprise-wide awareness, and commitment…this book is an indispensable tool to support indi­vidual leaders and teams that make the choice to master this risk rather than to fall victim to it.”

Sir Iain Lobban, former chief of the U.K.’s intelligence and security agency, GCHQ, and now a senior adviser to a range of global companies on cybersecurity risk and governance; taken from “Preface – Mastering Cyber Risk in 10 Steps.”

“What we are now seeing is the evolution of what is known as ‘privacy architecture’, a set of guidelines and principles that are embed­ded into your business and technology pro­cesses from the ground upwards, rather than overlaid upon it. This bakes cyber resilience into your operating DNA, with reduced compliance overhead and resource require­ments.”

Gregory Albertyn, senior director, and Avi Berliner, manager, PwC; taken from “Chapter 1 – What is the Process for Achieving State-of-the-Art?”

“The CISO position is now widely recog­nised—but they must understand the objec­tives of making a return for investors. An effective CISO is not expected to apply more controls and barriers across an organisa­tion. They need to be acutely commercially focused…”

Chris Bray, Gavin Colman and Giles Orringe, partners, Heidrick & Struggles; taken from “Chapter 11 – Hiring the Next-Generation CISO.”

“Our digital dependence is another business challenge with both risks and opportunities. We should not underestimate its breadth of impact, but we should also not burden boards of directors with overly technological conversation.”

Edward M. Stroz, founder and executive chairman, Stroz Friedberg; taken from “Ensuring Your Board is on the Same Page Regarding Cyber Response.”

“Upcoming EU legislation is an opportunity to raise the bar on cybersecurity, but there’s often a language disconnect between the virtual front line and organisational leadership. We’ve worked with experts, across public and private sectors, to translate complex topics into guidance that enables business leaders to join forces with cybersecurity teams on developing state-of-the-art preventative security strategies. In doing so, we hope to help them prevent cyber breaches and preserve trust in the digital age.”

Greg Day, vice president and regional chief security officer, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Palo Alto Networks

Other contributing authors include:

  • Joel Harrison – partner, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP
  • Ian West – chief of cyber security, NATO Communications and Information Agency
  • Sir Michael Rake – chairman, BT and Worldpay
  • Conrad Prince – cyber ambassador, Department for International Trade’s Defence and Security Organisation
  • Ryan Kalember – senior vice president of cybersecurity strategy, Proofpoint
  • Mark Hughes – president, BT Security, BT Global Services
  • Lee Barney – head of information security, Marks & Spencer
  • Troels Oerting – group chief security officer, and Elena Kvochko, CIO, group security function, Barclays
  • Alan Jenkins – associate partner, IBM Security
  • Mark Weil – CEO, Marsh UK and Ireland, Marsh Ltd
  • Richard Meredith and George Little – partners, Brunswick
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