A call-to-action for executives to create a distinct competitive advantage by approaching cybercrime with a warrior’s mindset.
Reston, VA—Today, Armored Cloud, a global enterprise suite of solutions that allows companies to be truly anonymous online, announced the immediate availability of their new cybersecurity white paper, titled “Five Ways Executives Can Rethink Cybersecurity”. Framing cybercrime as a war between good and bad, the Armored Cloud team challenges executives to avoid expensive, business-killing cybersecurity compromises by engaging the strategy, tools, and mindset of a virtual warrior.
The recent disclosure by federal prosecutors that three men were responsible for stealing data on more than 100 million people from a dozen different companies, including J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., Dow Jones & Co., and E*Trade Financial Corp., highlights the difficulty even businesses with vast resources have combatting these increasingly skilled cybercriminals.
“We are all vulnerable,” said Michael H. Howland, CEO of Armored Cloud and author of the white paper. “Nothing is immune. If a firm’s data, trade secrets, or employee and customer information is on the Internet or touches the Internet, then it is a target. It is no longer a question of if you will be attacked, but when.”
Fighting Cybercrime is Akin to Waging Battle
Cybercrime attacks are inevitable and can be catastrophic in terms of dollars and public reputation, which means executives are increasingly reliant on their security professionals to select and utilize the correct tools for protection. But the right tools are of little use unless they are implemented within a corporate framework that views cybercrime as not just a top C-suite priority, but as an all-out war that requires the appropriate resources, planning, and strategy.
“There is a time-honored adage in the intelligence business that applies here,” said Howland. “Intelligence has no value unless it can be placed in the hands of the policy maker when he or she needs it. The same is true in cybersecurity. Timely data is needed to stop an attack, not merely to analyze it after the fact.”
Once a company is making statements to the press about cooperating with the government’s investigation into their cybercrime breach, it is far too late. The battle has been lost. In “Five Ways Executives Can Rethink Cybersecurity”, security professionals and C-suite executives are challenged to beat the bad guys at their own game by changing the way they manage cyber threat intelligence within their organization.
The white paper is available for immediate download on Armored Cloud’s website.
About Armored Cloud
Armored Cloud (AC) offers an enterprise suite of unique and innovative global enterprise solutions to organizations looking for competitive leverage and anonymized online activities. Operating under the philosophy that you can’t exploit what you can’t see, Armored Cloud provides a completely anonymous way for modern companies to do business, connect global resources, conduct research online, and collect threat intelligence data—all with minimal latency and zero impact to current business processes.