If you’re reading this, then I have probably joined you at a conference, read the same articles, or heard the same pitch from an insurer, law firm, accountant, or data security expert. No matter the source, we’ve been forewarned of the inevitability of our organizations falling victim to a cyber event. It’s certainty that a cyberattack looms costly in our futures. That fate has become as reliable as death and taxes.
I challenge you to make it through a cyber article or conference without at least one authoritative reference to, “It’s not if… it’s when.”
So, as a rational economic actor, steeped in business acu
Attacks and Protection
In the next twelve months, businesses will experience on the order of 1.5 million cyber incidents (Ponemon Institute, 2016). If we assume that cybercriminals, like the rest of us, celebrate Christmas and New Year’s, take vacations and a few days sick leave, we can estimate that about 5,000 in