From NextGov.com: Government officials and company executives speak more highly of their cybersecurity than their IT and cyber staff, says a new report.
According to the report from Intel Security and the Center for Strategic and International Studies think tank, damages as a result of cyber breaches are also assessed differently by executives and computer personnel.
Executives focus on the revenue losses and reputational repercussions, whereas personal assess the scope of the breach. Decision-makers are also more likely to believe their companies’ cybersecurity strategies have been fully implemented, which may not be the case.
This further places governments and companies at a disadvantage against cyber criminals. Unfortunately, the information gap between these executives and staff do not end here.