Only 36 percent of adults surveyed would choose to become a customer of the company they work for based on what they know the company’s cybersecurity practices. That finding in a survey of over 5,000 adults in the U.S. released this week by Kaspersky Lab and Hacker One suggests that despite a regular litany of breaches not much progress has been made in terms of making the average IT environment more secure.
The real issue, of course, is that business executives are as they do in almost every case weighing risk versus cost. They all know that at some level the way the organization manages data is not especially secure. The assumption they make is essentially the same one any animal that travels in a herd does. The odds are good that given all the available targets predators will simply pick off some other member of the herd while they hopefully get to travel on.