Let’s discuss the ugly truth of cyber security. Right now, many business leaders and our government view cyber security as an inconvenience rather than a necessity. In order for leaders in the public and private sector to view cyber security as a necessity, a devastating or drastic cyber security event has to occur first. In other words, a cyber security event must be severe enough to cause actual harm to human life before we will truly and fully embrace the widespread adoption of cyber security.
It’s our human nature to see how far we can push the envelope. This is no different in business or in government. The leadership in the public and private sector must find an acceptable level risk.