Sooner or Later You'll Get Hacked and Hire a CISO

July 2, 2014

In this week’s SecurityWeek Article, Core president and CEO Mark Hatton explains why companies should be proactive when it comes to security.

I always thought the marketing campaign for AAA was genius; sooner or later you’ll breakdown and join AAA. A few wise individuals will hand over the cash when they proactively decide to curb their risk, and the rest will find themselves trying to sign up while stranded on the side of the highway. We’re seeing a similar storyline play out in the world of security. In our case, not only do we have a few insightful leaders recognizing the risk and others experiencing security system breakdowns – we are also seeing immense pressure from customers, regulators and shareholders.

Just last month I wrote a SecurityWeek column titled: Are We Ready to Take These Breaches More Seriously Now? I talked about the Target breach and how this was the most recent example of serious fallout from security failures. In this case, Gregg Steinhafel, a 35-year veteran of the company was forced to resign amidst pressure from their massive pre-Christmas data breach. Therefore, it wasn’t much of a surprise when a couple weeks ago I read about Target Corporation hiring former GM chief information security officer (CISO) Brand Maiorino.

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