Cybersecurity is Enveloped in Ambiguity
Protecting the critical infrastructure and data that underpin our financial markets, power grids, intelligence and defense systems, and which hold the intellectual property and private information of millions of businesses and individuals, has become a high priority albeit, efforts to improve the cybersecurity have fallen short due to a general inability to grasp the economic and psychological dimensions of the problem. We can summarize the circumstances surrounding cybersecurity today in one simple word, ambiguity. There exists both a lack of understanding as well as an overabundance of inconsistent concepts of the below items:
- What is cybersecurity?
- What are its dimensions?
- How do you operate it?
- What does it deliver?
- How is it achieved?
- How is it sustained?
- What drives it?
- How is it measured?
- Who is involved?
This ambiguity combined with today’s existing IT challenges and their inherit diversity in perspectives have forged a complex and nebulous cybersecurity landscape. Additionally, ever evolving advanced persistent threats, regulatory mandates, and complex business operations have driven most organizations to regard cybersecurity as an IT challenge for IT to solve. The truth is that cybersecurity is more than just an IT challenge, it is equally a human challenge, and an organizational imperative to protect customers, partners, competitive advantages, and shareholder interests. The reality we face in this dilemma is that until we understand cybersecurity’s many nuances (and I mean really understand) we will continue to fail at solving cybersecurity’s uncertainty problem.
Why should organizations be forced to waste time and money searching for answers and solutions in cybersecurity when technological innovation has pioneered new channels for the wide-spread access and availability of global information and resources? The answer is they shouldn’t be and thankfully with new organizations like Openly Secure and Unified Compliance entering the scene, it looks like they won’t have to for much longer. Openly Secure and organizations alike are setting out to bridge the gap between today’s modern innovations, specifically the discovery and access of information, to the cybersecurity community. At Openly, our goal is to help organizations from across the world save millions of dollars in time and resources by providing the capability to discover and acquire the cybersecurity information and resources they want, when they want it, see the immediate impact, and easily assess their IT risks.
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