We are all aware of how much digital transformation is affecting businesses, along with consumers, governments, and society in general. Businesses are now moving to the cloud at an unprecedented rate, access to even sensitive data is immediate and available through a myriad of devices and applications, even mundane devices like washing machines and toothbrushes are connected and internet-enabled, and everyone from toddlers to grandparents are online.
This evolution is raising some serious questions, such as: What are the social implications of this sort of connectivity? What happens when literally everything is hyperconnected through a ubiquitous global network mesh? And with so much information about our lives floating through cyberspace or stored in massive, virtualized digital data centers, what are the real risks that come with this new digital age? And finally, how seriously do the organizations that manage or process this information take that risk?