It doesn't matter how big or small your business is, or whether its annual revenue places it on the Fortune 500 list. If you run an enterprise, you are a potential target of cybercrime. It's as simple as that.
The problem is that some enterprises don't seem to realize this. Instead of preparing to guard against the multitude of threats out there, they prefer to operate in a mode of futile rationalizing. We're not a big enough business anyway. We don't represent the kind of target that would be lucrative for hackers. These are the types of excuses that organizations fall back on to justify inaction. But this approach is a recipe for disaster. Instead, companies need to stop making excuses and start focusing on coming up with the best cybersecurity plan for them.
So you're in the boardroom now. The business administrators have all agreed that a robust cybersecurity plan is in the best interest of your organization. The question now becomes: Where to start? Here are some tips:
"We've seen in our work with private companies that employees who have technical knowledge about cybersecurity would be helped tremendously if they also were able to have expertise on the law and policy of cyber," explained Michael Greenberger, director of the university's Center for Health and Homeland Security, about the new program.
By bringing on new talent and making sure that everyone at the company is on the same page, a business can take a major proactive leap toward rolling out the kind of cybersecurity program that will stave off attackers. In this day and age, such a resource is a necessity, not an option.