Cyber Blind Spots

In my opinion, of the many challenges that we as information security professionals face, is that the general public, and government and business leaders, have no clue what we do, how we think and why we do what we do.

The industry is constantly changing and evolving thus the threat landscape presents new and different challenges all the time. But that does not mean that we need to create a new profession every time there is a shift in the landscape. As industry professionals we should be ensuring that these efforts are neither duplicative nor wasted and should be well informed of the existing landscape and available materials.

The Information Society has been growing since the 70s and therefore those who have been working with “systems” throughout the intervening years are well aware of an implicit requirement to be information security specialists, alert to all threats across the landscape within which they are operating – and beyond.

Well rounded professionals understand risk within this context. The aspects created by operating more widely within the cyber domain are just another manifestation of this.Andrea C Simmons, FBCS CITP, CISM, CISSP, M.Inst.ISP, MA

As an information security professional, I believe that one of our biggest challenges is the lack of understanding among the general public, as well as government and business leaders, about our work, thought processes, and motivations.

Author: Khürt Williams

A human who works in information security and enjoys photography, Formula 1 and craft ale.