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Upfront - Defence mechanism
1 June 2017 | Elizabeth Proust AO FAICD
The scale and speed of recent cyber attacks on large global firms drives home the importance of security at a board and company-wide level, writes Elizabeth Proust.
What directors need to know about adapting to the Internet of Things
31 May 2017
The Internet of Things will profoundly affect how we live our lives and businesses must adapt. Gavin Smith, Chair of the Internet of Things Alliance, explains what directors need to know.
What keeps directors awake at night: insights from the Director Sentiment Index
10 May 2017 | Carissa Simons
Every six months, as part of the Director Sentiment Index, the AICD asks members what issues are ‘keeping them awake at night’. Carissa Simons, the AICD’s Media Manager, runs through the current chall...
Liability and Compliance
Advocacy and policy
5 questions boards must ask about cybersecurity
29 March 2017
“The day of the ball is not the time to learn how to dance,” says the Wall Street Journal’s Cybersecurity Research Director, Rob Sloan. At an AICD breakfast last week, he shared the five questions boa...
Behind closed doors: the 7 conversations dominating Australia’s boardrooms
8 March 2017
In the lead up to International Women’s Day, the Australian Institute of Company Directors gathered together seven of Australia’s pre-eminent female directors to discuss the big issues they are confro...
1 March 2017 | Domini Stuart
Oversight of cybercrime is top of the agenda for most modern-day boards, but as methods become increasingly sophisticated, Domini Stuart outlines what boards must do to stay ahead of the game.
5 top global risks in 2017
8 February 2017
In an interconnected world shocks can spread swiftly and with devastating impact. A new World Economic Forum Report, based on a survey of experts, ranks the top global risks that could shake your orga...
Economy and society and sustainability
The 5 steps boards should take to deal with crises
25 January 2017
There may be no greater test of a board than how it deals with a crisis. The nerves, emotional responses and judgment of the directors are all tested in a time-critical situation. Mark Carrick GAICD o...
The man in charge of building Australia’s future
14 December 2016 | An interview with Adrian Turner MAICD
Adrian Turner, CEO of CSIRO’s Data61, speaks to Domini Stuart about the research organisation’s drive for greater ambition and innovative thinking in Australia.
The 8 best books of 2016 for directors
14 December 2016 | Ivan Ah Sam
In time for your summer beach reading, the AICD picks its books of the year, including a biography of Alibaba founder Jack Ma, Michael Lewis’s follow up to Moneyball, and radical thinking on culture a...
Board and management
Board and organisational culture