Without a doubt, the “digital revolution” has improved the lives of millions of people all over the globe. Driven by the Internet, digitization has enhanced transportation, communications, healthcare, personal safety, the environment and countless other areas of our lives. Global sourcing and supply chains, disaggregated business models, cloud and mobility technologies have delivered the promise of efficiency and the consequence of security vulnerabilities.
Many companies that are involved in the digital economy, however, face a significant and largely unappreciated problem: they don’t realize the depth and breadth of their digital exposure. Without an informed understanding of the constellation of external and internal threat actors, their goals and their ways of operating, companies cannot identify their systemic weaknesses or effectively manage the genuine risk.