Organizations of all sizes face a complex, sophisticated, and rapidly evolving new cyber-threat landscape. Tools are available for hackers everywhere; malicious activity is big business. Cyber security and cybercrime are new threats to global businesses today, and companies have a significant task ahead of them in getting management and boards to understand the associated potential risks and costs. Companies must build a safe and secure company culture, and cyber security must be a regular Board agenda item. The new functional Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) should sit at the management table and have frank, open discussions with the CEO and the Board. More than ever, it is imperative that companies understand and know their assets, their risks, and the cost of what is being compromised. This growing threat is creating a huge demand for talent who can manage these pressing issues. Company leaders need a combination of business, technology, security, data, leadership, and communications expertise.