CIO Review - Bill Talbot – 3/31/17
[Ed. note: Author is - Bill Talbot, VP, Solution & Product Marketing, CA Technologies]
When Ben Franklin famously said, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes,” cybersecurity threats did not yet exist. Otherwise, he would have likely added them.
Cybersecurity threats are one of CIOs’ biggest headaches—just as you figure out how to beat one, another appears. They are also one of their biggest worries because they are no longer confined to IT and they are increasingly impactful, front-page events—generating the kind of press you do not want for your business. Who did not hear about the 2014 Yahoo breach that compromised 500 million accounts or the 2013 Target breach that hit 110 million customers?
Not only are financial and healthcare accounts at risk but intellectual property, confidential information that can compromise politics, business and national security, the computer in your car or even the one in your pacemaker—all are fair game. Regardless of what organization a CIO is responsible for, if there is something digital that can be hacked, stolen or manipulated, it likely will be if it hasn’t already.