The cyber security frontline: your business

Eugene Kapersky – the founder of Kaspersky Lab, the world’s largest privately-held anti-malware vendor – made four important points in his cybersecurity seminar at Infosec 2013:

  1. “Every company is a victim of cyber attacks, whether they know it or not;”
  2. Even smaller businesses have a critical role to play in preventing cyber attackers from using them as stepping stones to bigger victims;
  3. Governments (and, by my extension, critical national infrastructure organisations) have an essential duty to move their services to more secure environments where cyber attack is very difficult; and
  4. Everyone – governments in particular, as they control large budgets and regulatory powers – must contribute to the drive to increase the universe of cyber security skills.

From a ‘take action’ point of view, this translates into

  1. Carry out a cyber security risk assessment as soon as possible, and act on the findings; and
  2. Initiate a programme of cyber skills security training amongst your IT team.

In the dark world of cyber security, your inattention will bring you to the attention of cyber attackers.


  1. Lewis April 29, 2013
  2. Catherine Gibson April 29, 2013