Monday, June 27, 2022

Security gaining more priority

Security is steadily rising in perceived importance on IT managers’ lists of priorities, according to security specialist Tony Krzyzewski, managing director of Kaon Technologies Ltd.

Ten years ago, when he was doing early security work on Ethernet, it was running around 14th, according to surveys, he said. “After 9/11 it rose to sixth and now it’s number four.” Heading the list is still “customer satisfaction”.

Krzyzewski was speaking at a recent security conference organized by BrightStar Inc. He noted that despite the rise in perceived importance to IT management, ICT security is still not easy to sell to top managers because they perceive no payback.

The sell has to be in terms of an “insurance policy”, he said, and management should have the consequences of a security breach spelled out to them. One of the possible outcomes is loss of reputation: “Your company might end up [in a negative story] on the front page. Or you might lose large amounts of money,” he added.

Would you recommend this article?

Share

Thanks for taking the time to let us know what you think of this article!
We'd love to hear your opinion about this or any other story you read in our publication.


Jim Love, Chief Content Officer, IT World Canada

Featured Download

Related Tech News

Our experienced team of journalists and bloggers bring you engaging in-depth interviews, videos and content targeted to IT professionals and line-of-business executives.