Chief security officers may feel as though they’re fighting a losing battle against threats that continue to increase both in volume and sophistication. Last year, the public sector was hit by a whopping 50,314 security incidents out of a total of 79,790 worldwide, according to Verizon’s 2015 Data Breach Investigations Report.
The threats are too daunting to battle alone. Now, more than ever, officials must align themselves with legislators and executive leadership to build a better business case for security and collaborate with other experts outside of their jurisdiction — the key to quickly sharing and disseminating critical information, especially after a breach or disaster. Fending off the onslaught of cyberattacks calls for creative partnerships with the private sector and other levels of government.