Why the board of directors will go off on security in 2015
Imagine it’s the end of 2015 and you’re about to read an expose from a fly on the wall at top closed-room board meetings across the enterprise discussing the state of information security. You’re excited, right?
Well, why wait? Here’s your seat at the table for 2015’s most heated board room discussions about information security.
The backdrop: Events to come
Certain characteristic types of painful breaches will drive heated security debates in the board room in 2015. First, there will be high-profile reinfections of organizations infected in 2014; and, there will be first-time high-profile infections of enterprises that significantly increased their information security budgets to avoid what they saw happening to other companies. “Those are two that will create ripple effects and frustration in the board room,” says Eric Cole, Senior Fellow, The SANS Institute.