To compete and win in today’s technology-driven world, companies need to get cybersecurity right. And boards must provide the oversight to ensure that they get there.
Bestselling author Michael Levin interviews David X Martin on how large enterprises can protect themselves from cyber attacks and develop cyber wellness.
Most companies’ cybersecurity strategy is reactive – triage to contain damage. The new way forward is to ensure cyber wellness, which is a proactive stance to prevent and respond to attacks.
The first of three steps is to designate a senior partner who’s the responsible officer for firm-wide cybersecurity. In the day-to-day management of technology or in a crisis, it is far better to have a skillful leader rather than a subject matter expert. In choosing the right person, his or her leadership skills — communication and crisis management — are equally important.
If you switch from reacting to attacks to preventing them through a cyber wellness program, you’ll be prepared. Here are four steps you need to take if a database gets hacked.
Digital communication adds additional functionality and control – but also creates new vulnerabilities. It’s impossible to centrally control every connection with employees and clients – therefore a new approach is required.
Experts say that instead of a cyber attack that deletes or releases stolen data, the next wave of attacks will merely change digital data to compromise its integrity so that, for example, all the tax return data in your systems are no longer correct.
Getting comfortable with your company’s cybersecurity program means being able to answer questions like, “Are we thinking about security the right way, and where is all this going?”