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Moving security from the backroom to the boardroom

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Moving security from the backroom to the boardroom

Backroom to boardroom

No longer can executives ignore the risks that security represents for business. With things changing fast in the business of IT security could it be time to move the business of security from the backroom to the boardroom?

It’s clear that the cybersecurity landscape is changing fast, with the need for organisations to look out for flaws in end-user systems as well as the trend of bring your own device (BYOD) having an impact on how security systems operate. There is no doubt that because we live in an “always-on” world – where mobility is changing the way business is run – that we need to relook at how things are being run on the security frontline.

Rich Boyer, Chief Architect at NTTi3, points out that the failure or success of security is dominating how businesses can continue to stay in business and how executives keep their jobs nowadays. At the moment, cybercrime is rife around the world and security breaches have the ability to completely destroy business, based on the workforce’s ability to deal with the breach.

Watch the full executive discussion with Rich Boyer now:

In the 2015 Global Threat Intelligence Report, which analysed 18 000 clients, six billion attacks, and trillions of logs, has pointed out that attacks against business and professional services moved from 9% to 15% over the past year. So what could be causing the problem? Well, because the security perimeter is changing so fast, end-user systems are becoming the main target for cybercriminals. A focus on end-users, and teaching them about the human firewall, is one way to ensure that the flaws in their systems are patched and cybercriminal advances are kept at bay.

To find out more about how to protect your business from cybercrime and advancing criminals, check out the 2015 Global Threat Intelligence Report.