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By Aarti Anhal

This file, ready for and funded by means of the knowledge insurance Advisory Council, analyzes the connection among company governance and data coverage. The examine examines the ways that info insurance may be embedded into company danger administration techniques within the altering company governance atmosphere. company governance now demands powerful administration of dangers yet board-level know-how isn't but being translated into potent controls. This research outlines the ways that details insurance could be embedded into company chance administration practices and the way businesses could be incentivized to undertake solid practices.

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It builds a stronger brand, it builds better loyalty, and it builds trust between our customers and us. ”51 Positive Impact on Shareholder Values Of itself, good corporate governance and quality management in all areas, including information assets, can impact positively on share value. According to the McKinsey Quarterly52, two-thirds of investors said that they would pay more (up to 16%) for the stock of an organisation that was perceived to be well governed. The investors noted that wellgoverned companies perform better over time, thereby increasing share value.

59 Mark Grossman comments: “my prediction is that courts will find liability against computer owners who negligently allow their computers to be a launching pad for attacks by hackers, terrorists and others. “The company with the firewall that was breached is a sympathetic figure and as much a victim as the company attacked. The company without any security or an insufficient or ‘negligent’ security scheme in place is begging for a court to make it pay for its stupidity and carelessness”60 Negative Impact on Shareholder Value The investment community is starting to make a concerted effort to ensure that the issue of Information Assurance raised with management because of the enormous potential for incidents that can negatively impact the valuation of a company’s stock.

Corporate Social Responsibility In October 2001, the Association of British Insurers (ABI) produced a set of disclosure guidelines on social responsibility. According to Peter Montagnon, Head of Investment Affairs at the ABI, the guidelines “bring concerns about social responsibility into the mainstream of investment thinking and practise. We are anxious to avoid unnecessary prescription or the imposition of costly burdens. ”55 The ABI believes that corporate social responsibility (CSR) issues are a further set of risks social, environmental, ethical (SEE) - that need to be managed.

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