Forbes – 8/29/17
[Ed. Note: Blog post from Aruna Ravichandran, VP of product marketing at CA Technologies.]
Cybersecurity breaches get headlines. So when destructive attacks like WannaCry and Petya strike, everybody pays attention.
That’s good because cyberattacks are a real and constant threat. And if you don’t properly defend yourself against that threat, you put your business, your employees, your customers, your suppliers and the entire digital ecosystem at risk. In fact, research conducted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (via CSO) found that 90% of security incidents happen because of defects in software.
But there’s also a significant downside to headline-driven security. Effective cybersecurity is not a game of whack-a-mole. It’s a highly challenging endeavor that requires rigorous discipline -- especially when it comes to optimizing the allocation of your company’s very limited cybersecurity budgetary and staff resources. So if you throw those resources at a headline just because it’s a headline, you’ll lose.
And there’s definitely a much better way to go about protecting yourself.