Why Cyber Security is a Continuous Effort
In June, Crimson’s CIO Search practice hosted a networking dinner and discussion event at L’oscar London hotel, gathering technology leaders from a range of industries such as healthcare, higher education, and manufacturing. One of the topics raised focused on how IT leaders balance growing cyber threats with budget pressures. In this blog, we’ll share their expert solutions.
It’s like owning a car. You must stay on top of repairs and replace the model when it no longer serves your needs. It’s key to get across that cyber security isn’t an end destination but a continuous process. You might introduce the system once, but it will need reviewing and further investment.
Sharing recent statistics will highlight the importance of maintaining your security system, with 32% of businesses and 24% of charities suffering a cyber breach or attack in the last year. And it gets worse for bigger businesses: 59% of medium-sized companies and 69% of large organisations have faced a breach or attack over the past 12 months.
Cyber threats continuously evolve, and so should your defences. Walk them through a bit of history from 1998’s Solar Sunrise attack to the IoT-based threats today. Explain how often businesses should replace systems and review their cyber strategy – at least once a year. Unfortunately, many organisations fail to do so – only around a third in the last year.