​CSO Perspectives – Security readiness is the key to effective response

At this year's CSO Perspectives Roadshow Leon Fouche, BDO's national leader for cyber security walked the audience through a number of different security reports to paint a picture of the threats today's world is facing.

Citing data from the World Economic Forum, Fouche noted critical information infrastructure breakdown, data fraud or theft, and cyberattacks are the most likely risks businesses are facing.

He said there are six main groups of threat actors we need to be aware of: hacktivists, criminals, insiders, agents of espionage, terrorists and nation-state actors. And while attacks on servers and networks were becoming less popular, malicious actors are focussing their efforts on individuals and personal devices. Increasingly, it is law enforcement agencies and other third parties that are telling breached parties that they have been compromised.

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