It’s a popular discourse, cyber security – scaremongering or sincere concern? The answer, as is usually the case in hotly debated arenas, is somewhere in the middle. As much as it comforts us to believe that our technology and security protection is constantly evolving and improving – and this is true- we must also consider that cyber threats in turn are becoming more advanced and sophisticated. So, the cries of need for high level cyber security are founded, this much is hard to dispute, but, it must still be asked whether scaremongering surrounding the constant threat of cyber attack needs to be the foregrounded messaging around which we pivot our understanding of cloud security.
‘Positive’ cyber security
Whilst the punchy, attention grabbing narratives of security horror stories do spread the ethos of necessary cyber security – and we’ve been known to share a few we’ve seen in our time – it is also important to consider the benefits of a security solution in a less immediate manner. At Synergi we have often seen significant cyber security investment as a result of an incident or breach, this is usually an afterthought rather than part of a well-planned security strategy.