Cyber Security: Securing your future
The twentieth century has introduced a fundamental shift in the way organisations of every scale and geographical region operate. Regardless of whether you are in the Public Sector, Professional or Consultant Services, or you manufacture, host or distribute services, or work in the Not for Profit space, there is an expectation that you have a digital presence.
Your people, supply chain partners and customers occupy an ever-expanding geographical reach and expect a robust online presence to facilitate organisation, collaboration and delivery of services. This is both a prerequisite to operate and also a mark of your organisations’ ability to embrace the now and accommodate the future.
What’s at stake?
This race to remain relevant does not come without pitfalls. An online or digital presence increase your organisations reach and surface area beyond the typically manageable bricks and mortar environment we are used to.
Much like Moore’s Law (processing power doubling every two years), the exponential growth in digital touchpoints and demand on your systems introduce a new type of risk exposure.
- There are more vulnerabilities being introduced, with the Internet of Things (IOT), Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and the mass ‘working from home’ experiment forced by the Covid-19 pandemic.
- There are more opportunities for errors – 48% of data breaches are as a result of systems glitches or human error.
- There are more attack vectors than ever before, with a continually evolving threat landscape. Cyber threats do not only occur from sophisticated, state-sponsored and targeted actors preying on large corporations, they can also be opportunistic, such as the theft of customer data by a disgruntled staff member, or someone acting on their behalf.