If you were under cyber attack, would you ever know?

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Actively defending against cyber attacks is the only way to get ahead of cyber criminals and gain the trust of your customers.

Cybersecurity is more than a technology issue and it cannot remain in the IT domain. It also cannot be the responsibility of any one member of the board – it affects every level of a business and every part of the C-Suite in different, often subtle and not easily recognized, ways.

Cybersecurity is about managing risk, but it is equally about enabling organizations to take advantage of opportunities in today’s digital world, in a safe way, and maintain the trust of their customers’, says Global Advisory Cybersecurity Leader Ken Allan.

Our annual Global Information Security Survey 2015 explores the crucial role played by cybersecurity in enabling a safer digital world. Businesses need to learn to spot the subtle signs that could indicate a cyber breach and employ an Active Defense approach to identify threats and neutralize the attacks.

Last year, we identified the ways organizations could get ahead of cybercrime by following a three stage journey – Activate, Adapt, and Anticipate. This concept still applies, but our 2015 survey findings show that there is still progress to be made in all three stages. However, in the face of today’s threats, many of the actions we identified as more advanced actions have now become more foundational.

For organizations to recognize the scale of the current challenge and understand what they need to do, they need to think about each of the following four areas.
(Click each area for more details):


EY - Today’s attacks on the digital worldEY - How attacks unfoldEY - Why are you still so vulnerable?EY - The shift to Active Defense