Most major corporations have "significant security gaps that leave sensitive board-level information open to information theft and hacking," according to the governance, risk and compliance unit of Thomson Reuters.

In a survey of board members, corporate secretaries and company lawyers conducted in August and September, Thomson Reuters says it found that information provided to members of corporate boards of directors is often in unencrypted email accounts and computers, or otherwise provided in forms that are easily lost, misplaced or stolen.

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