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Attack on Sony Pictures Is a Digital Business Game Changer

Published: 09 February 2015

ID: G00273852

Analyst(s): Earl Perkins , Paul Proctor , Avivah Litan , Roberta Witty

Summary

What happened to Sony in 2014 could have happened to many digital business organizations. Although the frequency of an attack on this scale is low, the attack's disruptive scope on business operations should be examined by CISOs, CROs and BCM leaders to inform future planning and execution.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Business disruption attacks require new priority from CISOs and BCM leaders, since aggressive attacks can cause prolonged disruption to internal and external business operations
  • Digital business carries new risk for CROs and CISOs, who must balance risk management and security against the needs to stay competitive with changing technology and business models
  • The standard of due care for security program maturity will increase, with risk, security and BCM leaders getting more pressure and more support from executive boards than ever before

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