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Illustration by Kouzou Sakai

The CEO Report on Cyber Resilience

We spoke with 37 CEOs to gain insight into how they manage cybersecurity risk.

Illustration by Kouzou Sakai

This was the worst experience in my career.


The Report at a Glance

In a first-of-its-kind research study, ISTARI and Oxford University's Saïd Business School dive into the minds and experiences of CEOs on how they manage cybersecurity risk.

  • What do CEOs really think about cybersecurity? 
  • What challenges do they face?
  • What are the mistakes, successes and lessons of those CEOs who endured a serious cyberattack?

Our study offers an unparalleled look into the emotions and anxieties of the highest levels of decision-making. 

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