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Discuss Cyber Security with Your Board Before It’s Too Late

When it comes to cyber security, perceptions in the boardroom are changing. A decade ago, notorious hacker and security consultant Kevin Mitnick pointed out in an interview that most companies see efforts to improve security as a liability, rather than an investment. And until companies see the potential for meaningful returns, Mitnick predicted that it would continue to be “a hard sell for most people.”

After a year of very public and astronomically expensive data breaches, reports of exploits capable of bringing companies to their knees, and research indicating a growing prevalence of attacks, it’s clear that decision-makers at many organizations are ready to have a serious talk about the necessary cyber security safeguards. In fact, in some sectors, C-level executives are beginning to see cyber security as a major strategic initiative.

Ultimately, the increased receptivity regarding the need for cyber security is a good thing. However, it is still necessary for cyber security and IT professionals to guide the discussion, make a case for the right kinds of solutions, and help make the connection between costs and returns. It’s critical to begin this dialogue as soon as possible, rather than allowing a major security incident to break the ice.

To initiate a conversation about security improvements, you need to have a clear understanding of the solutions your organization needs to successfully mitigate risks. This includes security governance arrangements, detection and response strategies, privacy training initiatives, risk auditing and policy enhancements.

In addition to developing leading cyber security products to increase the efficiency of security operations, Lunarline also helps companies plan and execute comprehensive cyber defense strategies specifically tailored to their systems, budgets and corporate priorities. From on-site training programs and policy planning to full-scale SOC development, we ensure that you get the most value for your security budget.

To learn more about Lunarline’s complete line of state-of-the-art security products and services, visit Lunarline.com. And when you’re ready to discuss a customized plan for your organization, give us a call.



About Spence Witten

Spence has somehow survived ten years at start-ups and small businesses without suffering a (major) nervous breakdown. As Lunarline's Director of Federal Sales, Spence actually loves working on proposals. If there were any doubt, this is proof that he is in fact certifiably insane. While his title says "Sales" Lunarline doesn't let him off that easy. We make him do real work, too. Luckily he's a recognized subject matter expert in security policy and loves helping clients navigate their way around tricky security compliance standards. He's also been known to lead a software development initiative or two, though that pretty much always ends poorly for everyone involved. He can be reached at spence.witten@lunarline.com.