Breaches in cybersecurity remain a top boardroom concern. But while many companies take a technology-first approach to cybersecurity, most breaches are human-performance related. We address this critical gap.
In 2017, an employee at the world’s largest shipping conglomerate saw computer screens suddenly turn black and irreversibly lock. In 2019, the City of New Orleans declared a State of Emergency in the aftermath of a cyberattack on all government computers. And later that year, a ransomware attack toppled an Arkansas-based telemarketing firm, causing it to suspend operations and leave hundreds of employees jobless days before Christmas. These are the nightmare scenarios that everyone dreads and no one is immune, even the most sophisticated companies. But how are such incidents prevented? The right technology is imperative, of course, but that is insufficient—as reflected in the growing number of serious incidents.