A survey reported on by ITProPortal
found that more than half (51%) of tech leaders polled lack confidence in their organization’s ability to defend itself against cyberattacks.
Analysts cite three major trends for this waning certainty:
- The rigors of continuing digital transformation for businesses of all kinds
- The challenges of securing networks for an expanding remote workforce
- A general shortage of technicians with cybersecurity skills
But the challenge rises above IT departments, says MJ Shoer, who directs CompTIA’s Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (ISAO): “Cybersecurity is a threat to our global economy. It’s a threat to our global societies.” In fact, Shoer goes so far as to call cybersecurity “a moral imperative.”
Confronted by such a sweeping, intimidating challenge, how can individual leaders make a significant difference? We say by building a cyber-resilient business culture atop these three pillars:
- Education – Persistent programming that teaches users not just the latest threats, but vigilance, self-sufficiency and, most importantly, diligence.
- Transparency – Every employee at every level should be comfortable reporting attacks and incursions. Otherwise, your team cannot learn how to recover from current breaches and deflect the next.
- Collaboration – Threats at global scale require cooperation across traditional boundaries. Users must work together. Departments must work cross-functionally to defend against threats, and businesses must work with one another and with regulatory agencies to mount a better collective defense.
We can help you make these pillars part of your business bedrock. Contact us to learn more.