ROB ROSE: JSE execs no match for the hackers
Of the 49 new nonexecutive directors hired by the JSE’s top 40 companies last year, precisely none had cybersecurity experience
The boards of SA’s 40 largest companies on the JSE may be heaving with accountants — but there’s pretty much nobody there who could pick a hacker out of a line-up. This is one of the alarming insights from a report analysing the 49 nonexecutive directors appointed to these boards last year, produced by the Chicago-based executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles.
The report, the first by Heidrick & Struggles looking at SA boards specifically, will be released this week...