Or are other things getting in your way? Are you taking more risk than you should?
We have been working with a new client this week that made me think of you. We met them early last year when they were interviewing firms like our company Jacadis to help them with their information risk management. They didn’t like the answers they came up with when they asked:
- Are we secure?
- Are we compliant?
- Are we at risk?
But they had a full slate of things to get done. Many were intended to increase revenues or cut costs. There were a couple of technology projects and some new services that were being brought online, staff changes and a marketing project among other things.
Security took a back burner. Funds were used to make business investments. We didn’t get hired. Frankly, our biggest competitor is “do nothing.” And we lost the engagement last year to “do nothing” in the case of this opportunity.
We are working with them now.
Over the weekend, somebody or something broke into their network. They now have our security analysts and consultants as well as an attorney working with them to figure out the impact of what happened as well as to implement controls to prevent it from happening again.
It is more costly than if we had engaged last year. And some of the conversation is now emotional and not purely analytical.
And so I thought of you. I know you are busy running and growing your business. Are you making progress on your security plans, too?