Deloitte plays strategic role in landmark development of World Economic Forum cybersecurity principles
Deloitte member firms acted as project advisors to the Forum
in the development of the principles
Principles aim to provide organizations with a model for organizational cyber resilience
New York, NY, & Davos, Switzerland, 27 January 2012 — Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL) member firms are helping global businesses to win the war against cybercrime, having played an integral role in the World Economic Forum’s development of a common set of shared principles for cyber security and resilience.
Deloitte member firms acted as project advisers to the Forum’s initiative, Risk and Responsibility in a Hyperconnected World: Principles and Guidelines, launched today in Davos. The principles aim to provide global organisations with a common standard for cyber security and resilience. Developed throughout 2011, the initiative seeks to shift the mindsets of international leaders from only securing perimeters to include a focus on interdependence and resilience.
'Increasing dependence on connectivity for everyday activities is fast turning cyber security into one of the single most important threats faced by businesses and governments alike,' said Jolyon Barker, Technology, Media & Telecommunications Global Leader, DTTL. 'We are delighted to be a part of this initiative led by the Forum, as it underscores Deloitte member firms’ commitment to leading the discourse on establishing principles designed to provide organizations with a model for organizational cyber resilience. The widespread adoption of these principles is likely to raise business standards and contribute to the shared goals of economic stability and prosperity.'
'Cyber security is an issue that no one organization can resolve by itself,' said Alan Marcus, Senior Director, Head of IT and Telecom Industries for the World Economic Forum USA. 'A multi stakeholder approach must be taken. As such, we developed these principles, which are aimed at all organizations, regardless of industry, sector, jurisdiction, geography, or even level of expertise. We thank Deloitte member firms for their advisory role in the project.'
To read the full report, go to www.weforum.org/cyber.
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