Business leaders must learn lessons from recent cyber attacks

Business leaders must learn lessons from recent cyber attacks

Posted March 24, 2021

Business leaders must learn lessons from recent cyber attacks

  • “Although some top executives continue to view cybersecurity as a second-tier priority, business leaders are doing increasingly well in developing a basic technical understanding of cyber risk and recognizing the importance of robust cyber risk management,” says Eric Rosenbach
  • As a former Pentagon Chief of Staff [July 2015-January 2017], Rosenbach is familiar with the challenge of building an effective cybersecurity culture.
  • Building a strong culture involves showing why and how cybersecurity is essential to an organization’s mission.
  • 5 key principles: transparency; accountability, appropriate system knowledge, compliance with policy and procedure, and formal communication channels.
  • Identifying your most valuable digital assets is crucial.
  • The December 2020 attack on US software company SolarWinds highlights an important lesson: organizations cannot rely on ‘front door’ preventive security measures alone, but must also embed measures of detection, neutralization, and recovery into their cyber risk strategies.

| March 24, 2021