Generally when I watch the news the first question that comes to my mind when I see anything about a cyber breach is ‘WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON?'
Having spent more than 30 years in the cybersecurity environment, one thing I know to be certain:
The cybersecurity department of most companies employees the smartest, most strategic minds in the organization.
We are meant to be stealth… an invisible barrier between our organization and those who are set to do harm. Yet the SPOTLIGHT is on the cyber security community now more than ever… So WHY are we seeing these data breaches so rampant on the news… and beyond (as there are thousands of breaches that never make it to media.)
Truth is 100% security does not exist, and breaches are going to happen. While breaches are inevitable, most breaches are preventable. Yet, we are seeing news story after news story of ‘stupid’ breaches. Again… leaves me to question - What the hell is going on?