For years, cybersecurity was considered the business of the IT department. In the corporate structure, it made sense. IT was in charge of the computers and the network, cybersecurity was a computer issue, thus cybersecurity was an IT issue.
No longer. Today, it’s a due diligence issue – with that due diligence taking place internally on the organization’s IT system, and not just externally, as has been done traditionally.
The experience of recent years – in which hackers have wreaked havoc on corporations – has turned cybersecurity into a topic that corporate executives need to take seriously. As a result, companies now spend large sums and expend significant resources to protect themselves from cyberattacks.