Every time I hear about a new high-profile data breach—and it’s happening more often all the time—I picture what must be going on in the executive suite of that company. Are the leaders hunkering down in a defensive position, looking for someone to blame? Will they throw money at the problem as they scramble to shore up their cybersecurity perimeter defense? Will they halt innovative digital initiatives for fear of greater digital vulnerability?
In many companies, the answer is probably “all of the above.”
Chief executive officers can no longer just focus on driving sales. Chief operating officers can no longer just focus on achieving operational efficiencies. Chief financial officers can no longer focus solely on forecasting and planning. In the digital era, cybersecurity strategy is now intrinsically tied to the growth of the company, its innovation, and its overall competitive position.
Read the entire article here, CEOs Are Missing a Huge Opportunity with Cybersecurity
via the fine folks at Cisco Systems.