If an organization knows software patches have not been applied and takes no action to remedy the situation, they could be considered negligent and held liable, and suffer significant financial and public relations consequences.
If a data breach can happen to Home Depot and Target, it can happen to us,” says Lee Bailey, Director of IT Security and Operations for ABC Fine Wine & Spirits, a mid-sized business in Florida with 140 locations and around 1,000 employees.
Cybersecurity is a fact of business life, but employers are not always pleased when a cybersecurity professional reports a serious and expensive cyber deficiency. Often, instead of addressing the problem, they shoot the messenger and retaliate against the whistleblower.
Ignoring cybersecurity whistleblowers or, even worse, subjecting them to retaliation will not fix data security problems. Instead, it will only result in increasing an organization's legal exposure and driving cybersecurity whistleblowers to report externally.
Between security systems manufacturers, integrators and end users, is anyone fully prepared to mitigate cybersecurity risk?
April 1, 2017
Whether it’s an HVAC system, a point-of-sale terminal or a video surveillance camera, malicious attackers are looking for any way into your network and closer to your valuable data, systems and intellectual property.