This is gaining wider publicity. However, Gartner is better know by CIOs rather than CEOs. Once one of the big four starts writing about CEO liability it might start to be taken seriously…:
[…] Gartner defines CPS as systems engineered to orchestrate sensing, computation, control, networking, and analytics to interact with the physical world — including humans.
They underpin all connected IT, operational technology (OT), and Internet of Things (IoT) efforts where security considerations span both the cyber and physical worlds, such as asset-intensive, critical infrastructure, and clinical healthcare environments.
Gartner predicts that as this type of threat increases, business leaders will be caught off guard as liability for CPS incidents will “pierce the corporate veil” to personal liability for 75% of CEOs by 2024.