This session will not transform you into a cyber-security expert. It will, however, help you become a more knowledgeable corporate director, better informed about state-of-the-art practices that corporations can deploy to reduce, but not eliminate, the risk that they will be victimized by a significant cyber-attack. It will also help you master the techniques that boards and corporations can deploy to help minimize the damage once a breach has been identified. The panel explains the most common techniques that hackers use to attack corporate systems, and reviews steps that boards can implement to help assure that management is responding appropriately to the threat. The panel will review prominent cyber-breaches, including events at Yahoo!, Anthem, Sony, Target, the Office of Personnel Management, and the Democratic National Committee, and extract lessons that can be deployed at a wide range of corporations. The panel will also discuss the value of cyber-insurance, when and how companies might cooperate with the federal government, and with other firms in the industry, among other matters.