This post was also written by Frederick Lah.

When it comes to data security training, it may be surprising to learn that the people who run the company often have the greatest need for training. Since directors and executives of companies make important big-picture decisions, it is critical for them – perhaps more than any other employees in the company – to be knowledgeable and mindful about their information-sharing and use practices. Consider the fact that most directors and executives of companies tend to be older than the average employee and thus, probably not as technologically savvy, and the need for proper data security training and measures becomes even more significant.

An article by Mark Melodia and Paul Bond of Reed Smith’s Data Security, Privacy & Management team was recently featured in Corporate Compliance Insights. The article highlights five manageable steps that companies should take to secure director-level communications in the face of cyber threats.