Using the Cyberattacks on Other Firms to Drive Defensive Strategy (IM)


If there is one thing that recent cyber-attacks have shown, it is that nobody is safe. Threats hit big companies and public organisztions alike, and they touch politics as much as everyday life. The vulnerability of IT systems has been a common trait over the events of the past months, and yet one has to wonder whether the lesson has been learned.

In the aftermath of a cyber-attack, even one that has been stopped at an early stage, companies should take the time to consider what measures for prevention and recovery need to be put in place. Putting together a package to defend against something that may or may not occur can sometimes be difficult to justify. For some businesses, it might take the unpleasant experience of being breached to prove the importance of an adequate cyber-security strategy.