With the recent ransomware attacks of #wannacry and #adylkuzz, it got me thinking - do organisations fully understand what Cyber Security is or do they believe that investing billions of dollars in this space will make them safe?
This article states that organisations need to look more broadly at the challenges imposed by a cyber attack rather than just focusing on the technical aspects and I fully agree with what is being said.
As long as organisations continue to treat Cyber Security as predominantly a technical problem then we will continue to be threatened by ransomware attacks. We need to focus on developing solutions that address both technical and non-technical factors and then we can finally make the progress that we desperately need.
After nearly 20 years of trying and billions of dollars in investment, why are organizations are still struggling with cybersecurity? In fact, the problem seems to be getting worse, not better. It’s true that the technical challenges are very real; we don’t know how to write bug-free code, for example. But if you look at the challenge more broadly, even if we resolved the technical issues, cybersecurity would remain a hard problem for three main reasons.