Friday, February 23, 2018

Deceive yourself

There is nothing worse than deceiving yourself, but in our sector, it seems to be something that happens too often. In CIGTR we celebrate every news in which cybersecurity is taken seriously and is posed as a real problem since this doesn´t happen as often as it should. There are many occasions in which news that brings to light data that is a reality check for anyone who doesn´t want to accept the importance of cybersecurity. Today we do a review to open the eyes of those who don´t want to see it. By the way, you're welcome.

Sometimes a hit of reality is what it takes to be aware of the way we are deceiving ourselves by avoiding seeing reality. This blow of reality was provided by Norton with the results of a study conducted earlier this year on cybersecurity in 2017, in which the number of victims rose to 978 million. Earlier in the week, Tripwire stuck his finger in the wound to see if his readers reacted. A review of the short, medium and long-term consequences of a cyberattack is a good technique to make the reader aware and put him in other people´s shoes when a cyberattack.

Deception to oneself is something that can be easily lengthened in time, but there comes a time when a situation occurs that gives rise to a reaction. This is possibly what has happened to the more than 1,300 cybersecurity professionals surveyed in the study conducted by Marsh Global and Microsoft. Many would live in their cotton cloud until they were asked the following question: "Do you fully trust your company's ability to manage the risk of a cyberattack?" The answer, in almost 80% of the cases, was negative. If something like that doesn´t react, not only the respondent but also the reader, we have a problem.

In many cases, the key to getting a reaction from the one who cheats is an economic risk. We don´t know why, but the economic issue provokes a reaction that little else is capable of provoking. We believe that the following data, taken from a study published by the very Council of Economic Advisers of the White House is capable of more than one hands on the head: During 2016 the cyberattacks accounted for losses of 57 billion and 109 thousand millions of dollars in the US. Who was it that said that cybersecurity was something secondary that only happens to a few?

There are many occasions in which we hide behind excuses not to accept a reality that affects us. I do not have time, now is not the best time, I'll do it later ... In the world of cybersecurity, there are myths that many companies support when it comes to not carrying out a security strategy like it should. HelpNet Security has compiled the four most widespread myths when it comes to cybersecurity. Perhaps one of them is the one who is blocking your path to protection.

There is no more fool than the one who doesn´t want to see, or so they say. Today it´s very easy to stay informed, there are many specialized accounts, like this one, that facilitates the task. Cyberattacks are becoming news, not only in specialized cybersecurity media but in general media. We all begin to know what is happening on the other side of the screens, it's time to take off the bandage.


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