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Let’s talk about accountability.
“Being held to account”.
The concept that even if you don’t do a thing, you are still accountable for the the thing.
If you’re a business owner / director / senior manager, you know you’re accountable for the financial accounts.
You probably don’t do the accounts. But you know that you will be held accountable if whoever is doing them makes a mess of it.
Similarly, you know you’re accountable for HR.
You probably don’t do the HR management. But you know that you will be held accountable if whoever is managing HR makes a mess of it.
You know where I am going with this, don’t you?
Even though you don’t do cybersecurity – you rely on others to do this for you – you will be held accountable if they make a mess of it.
So, make sure they aren’t making a mess of it!
PS If you’re not sure how, take 2 minutes to find out – https://score.codeinmotion.ie
It’s a quick, free way to see if you are missing some simple defences.
PPS Cybersecurity isn’t just about IT. Your defences include things like HR / training and your internal payments processes. They all contribute to a Secure Foundation.