5 Reasons CIOs Are Changing Their Minds About Cybersecurity

By November 23, 2015 No Comments

1. Enterprise-Wide Risk

Cyberattacks, data breaches, and other significant events don’t just effect the unit, team, or department. They affect the entire enterprise. It is imperative
that the decision makers at the top on down to influencers below engage in such matters.
Is it time to mitigate these threats before it’s too late?

2. Lawsuits and Compliance

Sure, both of these vary among geographic regions, state to state, and business to
business, but when there is an absence of communication and knowledge, what slips
through the cracks can be fatal. When there is disconnect between your security teams and your CEO/ Board of Directors risk management decisions can become a bit shallow. This can lead down an expensive trail in court fees.
Brand Reputation
In some cases, the press will know about the major security threats and data breaches
before you do. When that’s published your customers, employees, and shareholders are now under siege and playing defense. Imagine what it looks like if they don’t really know what’s going on, what actually happened, and why your security failed. Your enterprise reputation could be on the line.

3. Technology Shifts

The technology strategies are rapidly changing and adjusting and often need to be
embraced at the highest levels of decision makers. Investments are increasing in mobile, wearable technologies, apps, and the cloud as the Internet of Things makes great strides. Ever make massive investments while being miss-informed? Staying up to speed with cybersecurity and the teams that manage it could be the x-factor in your informed technology strategy changes.

4. Top Down Success

Are your security officers fighting an uphill battle? Every one step forward tends to be three
steps back when you’re just trying to get something approved or implemented. Having the endorsement and support from top executives will permeate support throughout the entire organization as you push to secure more, and hopefully it’ll make things a bit smoother. Perhaps you need to open their eyes to what could happen?

5. Critical Infrastructure Managed by Private Sector

When it comes to important data sharing and information sharing about threats and vulnerabilities nearly only your board of directors or top executives can decide what information can actually be public. In doing so, collaborating with the government and other sectors will help keep your organization safe, along with entire industry.

Perhaps just one of these could be enough ammunition to help push the bill over the finish line for greater security training and personnel. It’s never too late to start pushing for the latest cybersecurity training for your teams. What could happen if you don’t?
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