In every business today the quality and accuracy of the information available to run the business is directly proportional to the success of that business.  

The threats against that information have never been greater, and the reality of cyber crime and information security threats that can hurt your business have never been more present.

As more and more critical business functions are moved into the cloud, and indeed as many companies now exist digitally only in the cloud, this understanding should drive businesses to identify the threats to those critical functions before any business disruption is encountered.

But without understanding what the actual threats are to your critical business functions it is very easy to become distracted by random complexities brought by outsiders. This distraction masks the reality that most problems stem from the very simplest reasons, rarely the most expensive to fix. 

In a world where machine learning, predictive analytics, and generative language models enable almost instantaneous innovation there is no time to add cyber security afterwards, secure by design is not only a competitive requirement, it is the only way to ensure success. 

An old parable illustrates this perfectly:

For the Want of a Nail

For want of a nail the shoe was lost, 
for want of a shoe the horse was lost,                  
for want of a horse the knight was lost,                
for want of a knight the message was lost,           
for want of a message the army was lost,             
for the want of an army the kingdom was lost,     

All for want of a nail.

In our model these same words represent our dilemma:

nail =understanding of the threats
shoe = the risks that face a company
knight = Chief of  Information Security 
message = communication and direction
army = the ability to execute on strategy
kingdom = profit or success

All for the want of understanding.

Custodiet Advisory can provide you with that understanding

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