The need for cybersecurity is growing with the dynamic, distributed, disrupted, and particularly digital nature of business. Digital transformation is making cybersecurity even more critical to protect the organization, maintain resilience, and compete in today’s chaotic and digital business environment. The threats to business come from all angles and include the malicious, but also the ignorant and inadvertent.
The challenge to protect the organization and its cyber assets and processes is even more challenging when one considers the extended enterprise of third-party relationships that are critical to the cyber and digital operations of the business: vendors, outsourcers, service providers, consultants, contractors, and more.
We all know that firewalls are critical to cybersecurity. The network firewall has been the bastion of corporate protection from the deviant and malicious for forty years. Then there are application firewalls and personal firewalls. Firewalls are critical to the organization to protect it from hackers, viruses, and worms (oh my!). But what is often overlooked is the most critical firewall in the organization: The human firewall . . .
[THE REST OF THIS ARTICLE CAN BE FOUND ON THE ONETRUST BLOG WHERE GRC 20/20’S MICHAEL RASMUSSEN IS A GUEST AUTHOR]