One of the hallmarks of our digital age is the rapid pace of change. The ability to procure core technology components at lower costs and the ability to connect individuals around the globe have dramatically accelerated the capacity for innovation, and there is often a sense that businesses need to constantly adapt or face irrelevance.
In the middle of all this technological turbulence, it can be easy to miss how slowly many business functions are changing. In short, the capacity for innovation exceeds the capacity for adaptation. New technology can change the world…in theory. In practice, there are decades of business process and learned behavior that must change to take advantage of all the new toys.
Nowhere is this more apparent than the field of cybersecurity. CompTIA’s 2020 State of Cybersecurity report described how cybersecurity has become a business imperative, something as important to the long-term success of an organization as finances or legal practices. Given this high priority, a quick response seems appropriate, but instead companies appear to be stuck.