Today’s columnist, Myrna Soto of Forcepoint, writes about how many leading corporations such as Charles Schwab have hired business information security officers. (Credit: Charles Schwab)

As the business world fully embraces the necessity of cybersecurity, a new dilemma has emerged: How to bridge the gap between business leaders and cyber professionals. It's becoming increasingly clear that boards need to address cyber threats, rather than just leaving it up to their IT department.

When cyber and business are effectively integrated, cyber can become a very powerful business enabler. However, when the c-suite and the chief information security officer are on different wavelengths, there’s great potential for disaster as we’ve seen by recent shareholder derivative suits against corporate boards for outsourcing data breach protection.

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