Another wake-up call for the boardroom

For those boardrooms still slow to grasp the strategic importance of IT governance and information security, the BBC offers a nice simple graph to bring home the scale of the challenge. It comments:

“Reports vary but some estimates suggest there were five times as many variants of malicious programs in circulation in 2007 compared to 2006.”

Some are talking of 2008 as the year of ISO27001, something we have been loudly advocating for the past several years. With threats growing as they are, let us hope that many more companies finally hear the message.