The Firing of the Equifax CEO, CIO and CISO Affects Most Organizations

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The Firing of the Equifax CEO, CIO and CISO Affects Most Organizations

The Equifax breaches and subsequent firing of the CEO, CIO, and CISO are a giant canary in the enterprise world. Their failures are far from unique. Most organizations struggle with the same issues too. But after a breach has occurred, challenges get reported as failures in the periodicals. Caricatures of what did or didn’t happen follow. Bigger issues are overlooked.

Decision-makers are Burdened with Voodoo Economics

Every organization struggles to bridge the chasm between qualitative arguments for more vigorous cybersecurity from its IT people with those from executives that cannot quantify the risks or the levels of resources to apply toward them. Nobody can produce statistically sound net present value options to facilitate no-brainer choices.