Why Physical Security Professionals Need to Get to Grips with Cyber Security
Published: Thursday, 05 May 2016 13:16
Written by Charlotte Wright, IFSEC Global
IFSEC Global, May 2016: ‘Stop thinking cyber security is an IT problem, because it’s not; it’s a business problem’, advised industry expert, Mike Gillespie, at a recent NSI Summit.
Mike, who entered the cyber security business before computers had made their way into offices, went on to stress that IT managers cannot be expected to manage this epidemic alone. 40 billion devices will be connected to the internet by 2020 and if something has a computer attached to it, it has the potential to be hacked. Cyber security poses the biggest threat to insurers’ balance sheets since 9/11, yet so many organisations have no real strategy to deal with it. The issue has to be taken on at board level, warned Mike, and security professionals have a huge role to play.
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