Crucial Point founder and CTO Bob Gourley was featured in Nordic IT Security. In a post capturing insights from Gourley and former CIA CTO Bob Flores titled: Lack of education about IT security harms us the most, Gourley provided insights on a wide range of enterprise security topics:
- Since the financial threat of the cyber attacks to individuals is still out there, and is still great, attacks will keep coming via multiple paths. Regarding financial attacks, it is interesting that if your credit card is stolen, your loss is limited and the bank will just give you a new credit card. So it’s not that big of a headache. If your bank account is attacked, in most cases, the bank is going to cover the problem since it’s their vulnerability. So you are protected in a lot of ways.
- If someone steals your personal information from your home computer, and commits fraud against you, that can really be disruptive, and causes a significant headache for you. And perhaps loss of money too. For example, if you are a business, and you fall for one of these business email compromises. Let’s say someone in your company, maybe the CEO, wires hundreds of thousands of dollars to a criminal organization, that hurts. That money is just gone. So, all in all, the financial threats are very serious. And the threats to critical infrastructure are also very serious.