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The Effective Board: Cyber risks – what a board should be asking

Something we keep coming across in our board reviews is cyber risk – and how a board can exercise oversight of this fast-moving and difficult-to-understand critical threat.  Most directors worry about the organisation’s exposure, especially when they sense it’s not a matter of “if” but “when”.  But few of them feel confident that their technical knowledge is sufficient to test what they are being told.  Are they merely forming a...

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Our approach is all about understanding your needs and your organisation – and bringing our knowledge and professional standards as leading experts.

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We combine our board-level expertise with our experience as former auditors and consultants to help you assess the effectiveness of internal audit, external audit, compliance and risk governance.

Our independence and our “board’s eye perspective” means we focus on whether audit is meeting the needs of the business, and make us a genuinely different alternative to the “Big 4”.

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Our online tool Thinking Board® is much more than an ordinary questionnaire.  It gives a surprising level of insight into board evaluations and assessments of your governance and control framework.

Used by over 100 organisations, this self-assessment tool overcomes the limitations of questionnaires, distils our expertise into fresh and interesting questions and automatically provides easy-to-use reports. It’s intuitive, engaging and time-saving.

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Finance function evaluation tool, measured against best practice and your peers.

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Richard Sheath
Catherine Stalker
Jonathan Hayward
Jane Hayes
Sir Ken Olisa OBE – Chairman
Clare Chalmers
Belinda Hudson
James Littlefair

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For us, good governance is about good performance.

Yes, compliance matters.  But our work is about helping you make sure your organisation…is led effectively by a board that adds value…is kept under control through risk management and assurance frameworks that meet your needs…and is “doing the right thing”.

The Effective Board: Cyber risks – what a board should be asking
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