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Undergraduate, graduate, and professional students of cybersecurity from around the world gathered earlier this year to participate in a cybersecurity competition that simulated the international policy challenges associated with a global cyberattack. While the goal was to practice sound policy decisions, the majority of competing teams unintentionally led the U.S. into starting an international war.... Read More
Author: Corey E. Thomas
Posted: September 14, 2017, 2:33 pm
Learning how to implement sustainable business practices can be challenging for companies in any industry, and boards may wonder how to integrate sustainability issues into discussions with management. NACD has compiled a set of resources offering practical information to help boards discuss climate-related risks, as well as opportunities associated with environmentally- and socially-sustainable business practices.... Read More
Author: Ashley Marchand Orme
Posted: September 12, 2017, 4:05 pm
Dear members of the NACD Florida family: As Hurricane Irma made landfall Sunday morning, I watched the devastation unfold in fear. As the destructive path moves north, I can only hope that all of our families, friends, and loved ones have heeded the warnings of officials and moved to safer areas, or that they have... Read More
Author: Peter Gleason
Posted: September 11, 2017, 2:21 pm
Now that the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) has released its updated framework on enterprise risk management (ERM), it’s time for companies to take a fresh look at their risk management practices. While the concepts in the update aren’t new, the emphasis is markedly different, with a focus on what’s really... Read More
Author: Jim DeLoach
Posted: September 6, 2017, 3:08 pm
Organizations face a radically shifting context for the workplace that includes cognitive technology, intelligent automation, and machine learning. These technologies are disrupting and threatening many companies across many industries. As a result, organization designs and business models are being updated to defend existing market position and proactively seek the new opportunities that “digital” can offer.... Read More
Author: Ilya Bonic
Posted: September 5, 2017, 3:37 pm
Probably the last thing Uber needs right now is to have anyone recount their recent setbacks, but the company’s quick, Icarus-like fall from grace tells us much about how technology companies going through hyper-growth can go wrong. By 2016, the ride-sharing firm was a segment leader, present in 570 cities worldwide and with 12,000 employees. Yet just... Read More
Author: Betsy Atkins
Posted: August 31, 2017, 2:36 pm
Dear Members of the Houston NACD Family: As the news of the devastation in Houston continues to come in, please know that our thoughts are with all of you and your families during this crisis. As the home of our Texas TriCities Chapter, including dozens of NACD members who volunteer with the TriCities Board in... Read More
Author: Peter Gleason
Posted: August 29, 2017, 7:04 pm
Lorrie Norrington has over 35 years of operating experience in technology, software, and Internet businesses. Norrington is currently an Operating Partner at Lead Edge Capital, and serves on the boards of Autodesk, Colgate-Palmolive Co., HubSpot, BigCommerce, and Eventbrite. She lives in Silicon Valley. This blog is part of the 2017 NACD Global Board Leaders’ Summit series.... Read More
Author: Lorrie Norrington
Posted: August 24, 2017, 2:16 pm
It remains appropriate for the boards of companies to prioritize discussion of the application of executive clawbacks in their compliance and compensation agendas, regardless of the initiatives in Congress to reform the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Indeed, a series of public developments this year should be prompting boards to consider expanding the scope of existing “clawback” provisions listed in... Read More
Author: Michael W. Peregrine
Posted: August 22, 2017, 3:55 pm
The practice of conducting full-board, committee, and/or individual-director evaluations has largely become commonplace. Ninety percent of respondents to the 2016─2107 NACD Public Company Governance Survey: Aggregate Results say their companies conduct full-board evaluations. Approximately 78 percent of respondents facilitate committee evaluations, and 41 percent conduct individual director evaluations, the survey finds. The New York Stock... Read More
Author: Stessy Mezeu
Posted: August 17, 2017, 2:13 pm