Wringing our hands while acknowledging our cyber risk problem isn’t helping. It’s generally agreed that we are falling farther behind in addressing the risk of catastrophic economy and infrastructure failures due to cyberattacks. The answer is in front of us if we will commit to do what it takes.

Most of us know by now that what we face is an enterprise risk problem, not one that can be solved completely by IT and technology. When 80 percent of IT security budgets are spent on perimeter defenses to address the 20 percent of the breaches caused by inadequate perimeters (according to Zeus Kerravala, principal analyst at ZK Research), we are unlikely to make much headway.

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