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Guidance From The Experts In Systemic Risk And Digital And Cybersecurity Governance

A Cybersecurity Incident To Materiality Tabletop

DDN Senior Faculty and experts have created and taught the only masterclass and tabletop for determining cybersecurity incident materiality under the new SEC disclosure rules. They have created the BLAST RADIUS—FALLOUT (BRFO) process to reflect an informed and deliberative process for making this determination. This hands-on tabletop is for disclosure committees, CISOs, CFOs, CEOs and other executives to work through the mechanics and nuances of this new requirement. A disclosable process in and of itself under new Form 10-K rules, this class will strengthen understanding and reduce litigation and real levels of cybersecurity risk.  

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Digital And Cyber Governance Assessment And Report Card

If your Audit Committee is still overseeing cyber risk, this is your starting point. And we'll not just assess how you are governing the cyber risk downside, but also your boardroom policies and practices in governing the digital upside. 

The boardroom is a key control in digital value creation and protection. Treat it like one by understanding and assessing your governance practices against our leading practices frameworks and your peers. Research has shown that companies with digitally savvy boards have much stronger revenue growth, profitability and market cap growth rates. 

Our digital, cybersecurity and systemic risk governance practices assessment uses Computer Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis Software (CAQDAS) and techniques to apply our proprietary DiRECTOR(TM)  framework to assesses boardroom skills, structure and scope of risk oversight disclosures. Our DDN Digital Governance Report Card provides a narrative and overall grade to a public company board's digital, cybersecurity, and systemic risk governance policies and practices. 

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Full Board Briefing

Corporate directors need to understand the latest developments and issues in digital and cybersecurity risk oversight including systemic risk. We're the leading experts in advancing director understanding and competencies in digital and cybersecurity governance and systemic risk.  

Our boardroom briefings are 2-3 hours in length and can be delivered online or offline and cover a range of topics including:

  • Final SEC rules on cybersecurity disclosure
  • Systemic risk in digital business systems and the DiRECTOR(TM) framework for digital and cybersecurity systemic risk oversight.
  • Leading practices in digital and cybersecurity risk oversight.
  • Regulatory and legislative issues and trends.

DDN boardroom briefings help:

  • Develop corporate director digital and cybersecurity oversight abilities and understanding of systemic risk. 
  • Keep directors current on regulatory trends and adapt to the final SEC rules. 
  • Help corporate boardroom effectiveness in digital and cybersecurity risk oversight.
  • Demonstrate and document good faith in cybersecurity risk oversight.

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Cyber Risk Economic Impact Calculations

Your company is largely self-insured against the economic impacts of cyber risk. Making the right risk cyber risk mitigation decisions requires a focused understanding and calculation of the various economic impacts of cyber risk.

Public companies also need to understand the potential economic impacts of cyber risk to determine their materiality pursuant to the 2018 SEC Guidance on Public Company Cybersecurity Disclosure  (17 CFR Parts 229 and 249). The SEC states:

"...we expect companies to disclose cybersecurity risks and incidents that are material to investors, including the concomitant financial, legal, or reputational consequences."

We provide economic impact assessment services and quarterly/annual re-assessments as part of our partnership with X-Analytics. 

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Recruit A Digital Or Cyber Savvy Director

Digitally savvy directors in the boardroom drive better business results, MIT has done the research. If you are looking to add digital and cybersecurity savvy corporate directors to your board, we can help. 

Our membership represents the leading boardroom competent technology executives and digital directors. Over 20% of them have gone through our leading systemic risk, digital and cybersecurity governance masterclass. Our members belong to the only organization advancing the practice and profession of digital and cybersecurity risk oversight. Many DDN members are also interested in pursuing directorship. Learn more here. 

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"That was an incredibly useful session. Thank you very much."

—CEO, Public Company $4 Billion FinTech


"The QTE Masterclass should be essential required training for all technical professionals seeking roles on boards as well as those actively engaged with boards, such as CIO’s and CISO's. The insights gained, concepts discussed and the gaps filled are invaluable ‘table-stakes’ for leaders on both sides of the boardroom table. The class and the instruction was a great experience!"

—Patrick Joyce, VP & Chief Security Officer Medtronic (NYSE: MDT)


"Boards must be able to demonstrate credibly that they're thinking proactively about potential systemic risks."

—Collins Seitz Jr., Chief Justice Delaware Supreme Court 


"100% of boards wish they'd taken a more effective approach to cybersecurity risk oversight, 100% of the time after a breach."

—Bob Zukis, DDN Founder and CEO


Boards need to step up their game and guide their organizations toward the next normal.

—Boards in the Time of Coronavirus, McKinsey


Systemic crises and shocks are on the rise... Boards play a crucial role in providing oversight of their company’s ability to respond to and recover from these.

—Boards After The COVID-19 Crisis, World Economic Forum


"The content, cadence, relevance and timing of this course [QTE 501] was well curated and thought out. It put structure to ideas that have been floating around in a format that was understandable, challenging & compelling. Time extremely well spent."

—Patricia Hinerman, CISO Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG)


"DDN’s QTE Boardroom Readiness executive education program fills a critical gap to prepare technologists for board service like no other course that I’ve seen." 

—Daphne Jones, Corporate Director (AMN: NYSE, B: NYSE, DOOR: NYSE) and former SVP and CIO GE Healthcare