Adapt to the new realities of cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is more than an IT challenge—it’s a business imperative. New technologies, well-funded and determined adversaries, and interconnected business ecosystems have combined to increase your exposure to cyberattacks. Your critical digital assets are being targeted at an unprecedented rate and the potential impact to your business has never been greater.

What’s at risk? The theft of research and development information, monetization of credit card data or financial records, rapid replication of product or process, access to strategic or customer information, and the disruption of operational stability. To sufficiently protect your competitive advantage and shareholder value, your approach to cybersecurity must adapt to keep pace.

 
US cybercrime: Rising risks, reduced readiness Key findings from the 2014 US State of Cybercrime Survey

2014 US State of Cybercrime Survey

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Most organizations’ cybersecurity programs do not rival the persistence, tactical skills, and technological prowess of today’s cyber adversaries.

 

48% Nearly half of our respondents reported the risk of cybercrime had increased, a 23% increase from 2011.

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Businesses that are adapting are:

  • Reconsidering the scope of the challenge to include your business ecosystems
  • Re-evaluating ownership and accountability for cybersecurity
  • Understanding the motive, means and methods of your adversaries
  • Prioritizing and protecting the information that really matters most to your business
  • Collaborating and sharing information in order to have the best available knowledge about the ever changing threats

Addressing this complex issue necessitates the commitment and consideration from the highest executive levels of your organization. When you successfully adapt, you do more than protect your business, you have the potential to reap bottom line benefits.