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Risk and Win! by John Harvey Murray

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CHAPTER 5

The Cyber Risk

Many people in the IT industry and management consultants have often commented on the poor management of the cyber risk as compared with other risks in business. A survey by Bay Dynamics presented at an RSA conference in San Francisco set out a number of factors.

  • Experts present the information to managers in cyberspeak and nobody likes to admit to not understanding.
  • Experts fail to give quantitative information, so it is not ­possible to make rational judgments balancing the risk with the cost of reducing it.
  • Experts offer solutions that are not affordable or practical.

Does any of this sound familiar? I hope the following chapters will help.

Please note that, because I have included data protection, many of the issues ...

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