The key to a sustainable maturity level in information security is a proper risk assessment and management, followed by the required establishment and execution of appropriate controls.
Our journey towards an industry and society 4.0 requires the establishment of the internet of things, where even the tiniest participants become “smart”.
This smartness causes an intrinsic connectivity to the corporate network and often to the internet. This journey creates additional risks and threats against our business and society, such as service outages caused by cyber attacks or exfiltration of sensitive data such as intellectual property or a severe violation of privacy. In all cases revenue losses due to reputation damage must not be neglected.