Cyber Risks and Resilience: How Boards Gain Control

How can your board better oversee cyber risk?


This webinar took place on Wednesday 20 September 2023

According to the International Data Corporation, worldwide Cyber Security spending is forecast to be $219billion in 2023. Most board members are far from cyber experts, yet boards have an obligation to understand and oversee this significant risk. With new threats continually entering the horizon, and organisations facing fines for data breaches, how can your board better oversee cyber risk?

The reality is that today’s boards are intrinsically linked to risk management of their organisations, including cyber risk. This means it’s vital they have complete control of confidential communications and can securely share information and data for the most effective collaboration.

Our panel of experts discussed…

  • How the virtual world has accelerated a need for secure collaboration
  • Best practices for embedding cyber security in your organisation
  • Developing a positive cyber security culture
  • How boards can lead by example
  • Developing a robust incident response plan


 Host: Justine Blakesley FCG, Head of Governance, Rolls-Royce SMR Limited

Tolu Ajimoko, Vice President of Product Management, Diligent

Tolu is Vice President of Product Management at Diligent, where he leads the team responsible for the Boards, Entities and Equity solutions. Tolu has over 15+ years of experience in the software industry. Tolu is responsible for defining and executing the product strategy and roadmap.

A representative from the National Cyber Security Centre

The National Cyber Security Centre is an organisation of the United Kingdom Government that provides advice and support for the public and private sector in how to avoid computer security threats. This year they have produced a Board Toolkit for organisations which can be accessed here

Sara Thomson, Deputy Company Secretary, Tesco plc

Sara has substantial experience of operating in a listed environment and has recently staged a cyber incident to train the board and executive team at Tesco. Sara has worked as a company secretary for more than 17 years during which time she has held senior positions at Lloyds Banking Group plc and Clyde & Co LLP.


Diligent is the global leader in modern governance, providing SaaS solutions across governance, risk, compliance, audit and ESG. Empowering more than 1 million users and 700,000 board members with a holistic view of their organization’s GRC practices so they can make better decisions, faster. No matter the challenge. Learn more at diligent.com.

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