WHAT'S KEEPING YOU UP AT NIGHT? CYBERSECURITY SHOULD BE.
by CEO Devi Momot, GSLC
Consider this a wake-up call, an open letter to not only the CIOs of companies, but CFOs, CEOs, other executives and board members. Here's the bottom line: In the age of cybersecurity, ignorance is not bliss. In fact, it's incredibly risky. This isn't a James Bond movie. It's reality.
In my 31 years of working in technology, I have witnessed many different types of leaders. Many have advanced degrees, held powerful positions at Fortune 500 companies, and all of them achieved a position of leadership because of their ability to look beyond what's directly in front of them. However, few took the time to really comprehend that they may be contributing to a weak link that could rock the very foundation of their companies. These high level leaders have no idea of their organizations' security posture and possess little knowledge of their IT environment in general. If my aforementioned description seems to hit home, well, good. Because what I'm hoping to do is sway your desire and understanding of the importance of not only knowing, but becoming more than well-versed in these cybersecurity specifics.
How can I convince you, and then assure you that not being vigilant makes your company highly vulnerable to thousands of cyber-breach threats being introduced daily?