There is a troubling convergence of trends across the cybersecurity landscape that I have been watching closely. If not addressed, I suspect they could wreak deeper levels of damage and volatility than any we have already seen. Cybercriminals are taking advantage of the expanding attack surfaces being created by digital transformation, the extraordinary ease and accessibility of malware as both off-the-shelf product and emerging profit driver, and the fact that IT teams are often so overwhelmed managing change that they simply don’t have the resources necessary to keep systems appropriately patched and hardened.
When we take a closer look, the challenges are stark, but the solution doesn’t require a genius, if we approach it wisely and methodically. After all, genius is 1 percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration.