Cisco: Control Your Own Security
Digitization continues to change business at an amazing rate and in many ways. As business leaders around the world embrace ‘Digital’ to simplify, automate, and deliver innovation, they’re no longer simply using Information Technology to run their businesses; IT is enabling it. IT is the vital lifeblood of a business and we must protect it as such.
A recent Cisco survey showed that 69 percent of companies described digitization as ‘very important’ to their future growth, and 44 percent perceived it as a competitive advantage. Yet 40 percent said they’re not ready for it and won’t be for as much as three years out. Only a quarter of those surveyed said they’re actually doing something about it today. There is some serious catching up to do, and particularly around securing our digitized future.
Today, cyber is often an organization’s largest aggregate risk. My belief is that IT, with its associated cybersecurity risks, is now on par with financial risk when it comes to exposure, the level of importance for business, and for the controls we must put in place. We need well-understood and reliable security controls to manage risk, and we need to measure the efficacy of our efforts. In short, we must digitize security.
Read the entire article here, Control Your Own Security
via the fine folks at Cisco Systems.