We Can’t Change the Threat. We Can Only Change Our Response to the Threat.
Summary: The most compelling story in cybersecurity can be encapsulated in one word: overwhelming. A full-scale war is being waged, and in many cases against a small army of defenders deployed at internal business units. The cost of worldwide cybercrime is estimated to reach $6 trillion annually by the year 2021, up from $3 trillion in 2015. Further, cybercrime is described as the greatest threat to business, with cyberattacks increasing in size, sophistication, and damage. It has become the fastest growing crime in the U.S.
Where strong preventive and defensive cybersecurity policies should be put in place for government agencies as well as for commercial industries—there is, instead, a growing gap.