Cybersecurity: A Failure of Imagination by CEOs (The Atlantic)


An email embedded with malware. Security systems hacked by thieves. Credit card numbers stolen from store purchases. There’s certainly no shortage of examples when it comes to data security breaches and the havoc they wreak on business. And as technology continues to create innovative ways for organizations to connect with customers, the bad actors are innovating as well.

Innovation almost always runs ahead of security. One of the most innovative places in the world is the dark net, which supports organized crime as well as basement hackers. Everyday there are new tools, new attack services and cash-out strategies being developed and shared. Everything is changing: the compromise points, the risks, and the consequences.