It is now becoming crystal clear that cybersecurity – beyond good practice and good ethics – is quite simply good business. As a recent Cisco study made clear, cybersecurity will help fuel (and protect) an estimated $5.3trillion in private sector digital Value at Stake in the next 10 years. This is the kind of numbers boards cannot afford to overlook.
Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel’s 1970 global smash hit is often considered their signature song. A calming and soothing song for deeply troubled times.
But how can a 50 year old folk song help us deliver on the promise of digital transformation?
Spectacular recent developments in Artificial Intelligence (AI) are feeding many fantasies in the world of cybersecurity. Almost everything can be heard on the topic, from the looming obsolescence of even the best defence solutions to an open war between AIs developed by various tech powers – including states. It often feels very complicated for executives to prepare themselves for what’s ahead.
The situation the new CISO finds on arrival is often different to what they were expecting, but who’s to blame?