The Wall Street Journal: CIOs and security chiefs say the scope and intensity of the global cyberattack that has hit more than 150 countries since Friday will mark a turning point in the way that corporations approach network security, and that staffing, investment, and policy all will come under review.
Matt Comyns, managing partner of the cybersecurity practice at executive search firm Caldwell Partners International Inc., said he spoke with a CISO Monday whose team worked 12-hour shifts over the weekend defending his company’s systems.
That CISO he spoke to also fielded two phone calls from his CEO and one from the chairman of the board, who served on the board’s audit committee. The company contacted the Federal Bureau of Investigation and global police forces, and worked with legal and PR teams to determine how the company would respond if hit, Mr. Comyns said. As of this morning, the firm was “still on hyper alert,” he said.
“This nimbleness and well coordinated effort show how important it is to be ready and have a plan,” Mr. Comyns said. “You have to be willing to drop what you’re doing and mobilize.”