Cyber security is decimating businesses globally. Cyber crime is syphoning off billions of Pounds, Euros, Yen and Dollars from their respective economies. Hackers and cyber criminals seem to be impervious to capture and prosecution. Who is to blame for all this?
‘Where there’s blame there’s a claim’ is a phrase that seems to have entered the public lexicon enabling many to believe that failures in all forms are the fault of others. This includes cyber security. Many business leaders with overall responsibility for cyber security would like to find fault with the software vendors who provided their management information systems, ERP systems, or other major infrastructure elements that continually suffer from security compromises. The sad truth is, the person who is to blame for cyber security, if we need to point the finger, is not the vendors, not your IT team, not your external consultants, not the criminals, not even the current business climate, it’s you.