The paradox of the house of cards and the importance of cybersecurity
Have you ever tried to build a house of cards?
It is a project that requires a well-defined plan, going letter by letter - step by step - and requires maximum focus with pinpoint precision so that each one is perfectly placed and aligned with the previous one so that, together, they support solid the vertical growth of the castle. However, you can have the best cards with perfectly aligned edges and a surgeon's pulse that, even so, an external (inevitable) or internal factor (any type of incident or human error) will shake everything built and, in many cases, , that the castle collapses and collapses with irreversible consequences.
Analyzing the paradox of the house of cards in the business context can help us see how fragile any organization is in the face of the risks that underlie digitalization , with the increasing sophistication of cyber threats and the rise of hybrid work, in the that many users connect to the corporate environment from personal computers (BYOD) unprotected.
How do I know if I am building a house of cards?
The companies and those responsible for each business area are focused on their activity, with a well-defined plan, letter by letter, and aligned with the strategic objectives to contribute to building a larger company. However, if the company now had a security breach , would they have the necessary resources and knowledge to detect it in time and solve it?
In this hyper-connected environment where we use multiple platforms and cloud services, you need to ensure that you have all potential attack surfaces – identities, devices, applications, data and infrastructure – protected . Otherwise, you are suffering from the paradox of the house of cards.
If you are connected, you are vulnerable; is a reality. In fact, according to the most recent data from IDC, 57% of European organizations suffered a ransomware attack that blocked access to their systems in 2021, although this is not the only threat that companies face. The good news is that the company can be protected, unlike the house of cards. The solution? Invest in cybersecurity to be better protected against cyber threats and prevent security incidents, both external and internal.
“The economic impact of a security breach
is usually far greater than what it would have cost to avoid it.”
Carlos Colell, CEO of SOFTENG
To address cybersecurity, it is necessary to create a culture of digital trust that allows us to adopt a Zero Trust security model, enhance security by simplifying its complexity ( see how Microsoft cloud solutions help ) and, finally, have the support from a partner that provides you with the appropriate technology training and resources.
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