Purakayastha says that for IT leaders struggling to present the cost-benefit to executives, they might consider outlining the legal implications of cybersecurity when it isn't taken seriously. For example, there's a chance that if a business experiences a hack, depending on laws and compliance issues, they might need to prove that they did everything they could to prevent that attack. If the cost savings won't light a fire under the executive team, the legal implications of cybersecurity might, he says.
"Cybersecurity pros are a company's front line of defense against attacks and failing to have the proper staffing leaves your company open to attacks and the ramifications of attacks," he says.
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