Opinion: If you don’t understand cybersecurity, you’re putting your business in danger

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Recognising these common misconceptions will help protect your firm from a cyberattack

Many businesses do not fully understand cybersecurity – or their risks for a cyberattack. And that is putting them in danger.

As I’ve observed, businesses hold three common misconceptions when it comes to cybersecurity: One, they view cybersecurity as an IT issue. Two, they think they will know when they have been hacked. And three, they think that securing their computer systems is enough to keep them safe.

Let’s clear up each of these misunderstandings.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherSaïd Business School, University of Oxford
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 22 Nov 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • Cybersecurity
  • Business
  • Management and cybersecurity
  • Cybersecurity misconceptions

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