One of the root causes of all the cybersecurity issues organizations encounter today comes down to the fact that historically cybersecurity has been treated as an afterthought. Applications have been built with little regards to how they should be secured. As a result, cybersecurity controls generally wound up being layered on top of and around applications and processes that otherwise would have been much more secure had even the most rudimentary precautions been taken.
Hope, however, does spring eternal. A new survey of technology and finance leaders conducted by Grant Thornton, a provider of accounting and consulting services, in collaboration with Technology Business Management (TBM) Council finds 75 percent of IT organizations are building cyber security into business strategy. But under the heading of the proverbial glass being only half full, only 50 percent claim they understand the effectiveness of these programs or have put a have a cyber-crisis response plan in place, the survey finds. That makes a little tough for at least half of the survey respondents to cost justify whatever investments they might have made in cybersecurity.Cybersecurity has traditionally been an afterthought, with security being layered around and on top of applications and processes. That's starting to change. Click To Tweet
Mike Vizard has covered IT for more than 25 years, and has edited or contributed to a number of tech publications including InfoWorld, eWeek, CRN, Baseline, ComputerWorld, TMCNet and Digital Review. He currently blogs for IT Business Edge and contributes to CIOinsight, The Channel Insider, Programmableweb and Slashdot. Mike also blogs about emerging cloud technology for SmarterMSP.