The cyber threat is real.
If you have control of valuable assets, including trillions of dollars of transactions, as The
Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications (SWIFT) does, your company will be attacked. It’s a matter of when, not if, it will happen. That means you need to develop a sophisticated and multi-faceted approach to cyber-security.
Only a few years ago, corporate cyber-security might have been limited to installing the latest software patch—an activity on a par with, say, facilities management.
However, given the increasing number and magnitude of cyber-crimes, as well as new types of threats, cyber-security now requires a coordinated effort between companies, government agencies and advanced academics with cutting edge insights into the future of technology. In a networked world, no one can afford to go it alone.