IDC predicts that one of every four people on Earth will be affected by a data breach by 2020. Yet a recent Nasdaq report found that “91% of Board Members at the most vulnerable companies can't interpret a cybersecurity report.” Given that breaches doubled in 2016, the knowledge gap between executives and IT must be bridged.
Companies have responded to these attacks with various tools, such as anti-virus, malware and other endpoint protection, intrusion detection and prevention systems, and others. But despite these additions, data breaches have been increasing steadily over the past five years. This means that either the attackers are improving faster than multibillion dollar security vendors, or that traditional security mechanisms aren’t enough to protect enterprise data. Without direct visibility into the IT environment, non-technical executives can only trust in their technical leadership, who in turn must trust their technicians, who in turn must trust the technology itself, a trust that without hard data is at best an educated guess.
About the presenter:
Jon is an IT security and cyber risk evangelist at UpGuard. He doesn't *like* like risk, he just likes talking about it. More importantly, he likes talking about how it intersects with business risk, and how an accurate picture of cyber risk is one of the most important steps organizations can take toward proper cyber resilience.