The security of board management is vital for directors to be able to effectively fulfill the mission of their organisation. Cloud-based boards portals allow companies to store and share sensitive information without the risks of outdated sharing methods, such as email. If it's prior to the meeting or during meetings directors can access documents easily and securely on any device, regardless of where they are in the world.
With dedicated board software one platform can be used by all members of the board to collaborate on documents of the company and hold meetings. Information is accessible and searchable at any time on any device, thanks to a powerful search feature. Directors can stay up-to-date on board matters even while on the go.
Board portals are configurable to permit granular control over permissions for folders and documents, as well as an audit trail that tracks every activity. Data encryption can be utilized for both at rest and in transit. Remote wiping of devices that have been lost is also possible. A strong business continuity plan, as well as an uptime assurance are all ways to secure them. They should also offer 24/7 support from knowledgeable, in-house staff and have robust security procedures including regular third party penetration testing, the SOC 2 report and ISO 27001 certification.
Search for a board portal that can provide a single platform for managing all your board's tasks - not just meetings but also research and support such as deadlines and briefing reports. This allows all of your critical functions to be handled in one place, eliminating the need for back-and-forth emails between the board secretary and the report writer, as well as the security risk of sending confidential documents via email.