The word ‘Lockdown’ has taken on additional meaning post COVID 19, as our nations implemented social distancing and quarantine strategies, to reduce the spread of the Corona virus. That was far from our thoughts, when Lockdown was created in 2019. However, the premise was the same, we wanted to suppress cyber threats on people and organizations. Back then, Lockdown conjured emotions of war, military strategies; digging into the trenches, fortify the position and reduce access, when under attack. We recognised the value of data and the need to protect it. It was about protecting what you had, defending your position and limiting damage. And we thought it was the perfect analogy for a forward thinking Cyber Security company.
Data breaches have become common place, as the frequency of attacks increase year on year. This incremental rise has created global headlines as companies, poorly prepared to deal with incidents, have seen a fall out of negative PR, reputational damage, legislative fines and a significant loss of earning. Let alone my remediation costs.The cost of remediation and redress is always more than cost of proactivity, but not all executives understand that. Lockdown wants to train and educate to raise cyber awareness and to minimize financial impact.