Episode #9, Season 5 of Phishy Business: What Has ESG Got to Do with Cybersecurity?
In this episode of Phishy Business, we talk about environmental, social, and governance, commonly known throughout the corporate world as ESG, and how cybersecurity fits into corporate sustainability.
Our special guest is Garyn Rapson who is a partner and the head of ESG at African law firm Webber Wentzel. Garyn manages a team of nine lawyers that advise clients on how to be more sustainable organizations. While ESG is complicated and always evolving, Garyn helps clients break through the complexity to manage risks and threats, and uncover the opportunities to protect their organization and make them more resilient. Garyn says that ESG is an understanding as a business that there are certain external issues that must be taken seriously.
In ‘What Has ESG Got to Do with Cybersecurity?, we discuss:
- What ESG is, and how it’s changed the way organizations think about doing business.
- How the future of work is both digital and sustainable.
- How cybersecurity fits into ESG.
- The importance of cybersecurity transparency and the idea of ‘cyberwashing’ as a concept.
- Why cybersecurity should be a part of reporting in the context of ESG.
- Using an ESG framework to communicate cyber risk to the board.
- How cybersecurity fits into the ‘E’ (environmental) and the ‘S’ (social) portion of ESG.
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