Computer security in business is a lot like playing hide-and-go-seek with a toddler.
More often than not, toddlers will hide behind a curtain with their feet sticking out or under the coffee table with their eyes closed. Like an ostrich with its head in the sand, they think, “If I can’t see them, they can’t see me.” As it relates to modern technology security, we are too often like those toddlers. Despite our better judgment, we tend to turn a blind eye to the real and present dangers that threaten our businesses.
Online crimes are growing each year and affecting more and more businesses across every sector, with financial and healthcare the two most highly targeted industries. As business leaders, it benefits no one to bury our heads in the sand and hope that, if we can’t see the threats coming, they can’t harm everything we have built.