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IT execs urged to focus less on technology, more on business

Edison Dy Ong | Aug. 13, 2013
IT executives must stop being so technology-focused and start talking with government leaders and politicians about data loss risks and cyber security.

"One main attack vector are the apps (browser, plug-ins, Flash, etc.)," Boo said. "They give you the apps not for you to engage the game, for example, but to use them to get into your system."

She enumerated several factors that have caused "the perfect storm" as far as IT security is concerned. These are: wave of innovation (mobile, social, Cloud, Big Data); more than 50 countries arming for cyber espionage/warfare; the absence of a global governance or global law enforcement model; increased greed and cyber sensationalism; and new types of attacks launched by new actors.

For his part, Ronald van Kleunen, CEO of Globeron Pte. Ltd, said: "Security has always been an afterthought. How many organizations are able to detect a wireless hacker in the services they provide their customer?"

 

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