We take the power of the internet for granted. We have come to expect access on demand – any time, any place, anywhere. In the same way that our daily lives are increasingly reliant on cyber technologies, our business processes also hinge upon them. Neglecting the integrity of your systems and their data is an existential threat.
High-profile security breaches and industrial-scale corporate espionage have blasted cyber security onto the front pages. It is no longer the IT department’s concern, but a corporate-level risk, which should be discussed by the board.
The issue does not only exist in the defence and security sectors, but in a broader range of industries. Professional services firms, for example, should be aware that their proprietary client information represents an increasingly attractive target. The cyber threat applies to us all, regardless of size or location.