The Subtle Irony Of Cybersecurity
June 13, 2018
You are the master of the manor, the king of the castle, and you will deploy the greatest weapons in your vast arsenal to protect your business, your people, and your customers. Back in the day, your would wrap your soldiers in chain mail and the heaviest of protective layers, and you would call it armor. In today’s world of threats and attacks, the armor isn’t always effective.
Consider Under Armour, a name you’ve probably heard of and maybe even worn. In the last couple of months, their armor was breached, affecting 150 million of their customers and, ultimately, their business. And this is a company with Armour in their name. The irony is palpable.
Bring Me A Shrubbery
While no credit card information or social security numbers were stolen, customers using the MyFitnessPal application on their smartphones had their usernames and email addresses stolen, among other data. While there is nothing funny about the theft of any data, parts of this breach suggest that cyber attacks are sometimes executed to simply demonstrate that such an attack is possible, to remind us all that vigilance must be steadfast and strong.
Knights Of The Round Table
Protecting your kingdom from the growing and pernicious army of cyberthreats falls to you, the unsung hero of our tale, the IT Professional or C-Suite Equivalent who knows the language and posts a guard. Still, the best strategy is to surround yourself with warriors who dedicate themselves to your cause and bring mighty skills to the table in service of your objectives. And you can’t even spell objectives without ICS. Why would you want to pursue them without us?