Signs That You’re About to Suffer a Security Breach (IBM’s Security Intelligence)


Do you ever get those thoughts in the back of your mind that somehow, at some point, your organization is going to experience a security breach? I know that’s the kind of stuff that tends to keep chief information security officers (CISOs) and other security leaders up at night. The thing is, much of these thoughts are just that — thoughts.

Thoughts, in and of themselves, really mean nothing when it comes to security incidents and breaches. After all, how could something that’s intangible and often rooted in stress manifest as a tangible outcome that puts you in the headlines and leads to that dreaded toxic CV?

Go With Your Gut

I think we’ve all had those feelings deep down in the pits of our stomachs that something’s going on and weird things are about to happen. But none of these thoughts really matter at the end of the day when you have gaping holes in your information security program.