Alex Leonov's Blog

Embracing “digital” (whatever it means for you) usually entails a long list of benefits. You’ll get that list from a consultant that’s working with you, from the HBR business article, or from a peer at the networking event.

Everyone talks about the benefits. But there is always another side.

Something is moving in the shadows of digital space. There are risks, and they are of the same magnitude as benefits.

You’re always online? Good. What happens if when you suddenly become offline? You take payments digitally? Good. What happens if when someone hijacks your payment system?

With benefits, there always risks. With digital technologies, even more so.

Don’t dismiss cybersecurity just because “someone else will deal with it” - if it’s business you’re after, do the risk management part, too.