Communicators are accustomed to being at the forefront of organizational change and reputation risk situations. Call it their comfort zone.
Communicators help organizations understand how media is evolving, have a strong grasp of the workings of human behavior and know whom to partner with to make a difference.
For these reasons, the public and private sectors are embracing communicator-led cybersecurity models that harmonize the C-Suite without burdening IT professionals.
At present we are in a ‘lukewarm war’ era. Cold war or hot war do not define the need to protect citizens, communities, corporations and countries. Today’s enemy is a combination of three main types of cyberattacks: ransomware, nation-state-sponsored attacks and disinformation campaigns.
A threat to expose the information of customers, ransomware is top of mind due to a steady increase in attacks and an uptick in the amount of ransom requested, and often received. Attacks strike at inconvenient times. Perpetrators prioritize targets based on forecasted M&As.
Viewing the threat of ransomware through numbers illustrates its gravity. It takes an average of 280 days to identify and contain a breach and costs $1.
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