Cybersecurity risk affects us all, whether we have taken the time to consider it or not, and independent of whether we have had the foresight to develop a plan to deal with it.

Every time we use the myriad devices now embedded in our daily routines, and we set about creating, sharing and relying on the information that is most important to us, we introduce risk. The risk of accidental or deliberate misuse of information, or the risk of misconfiguration or compromise to technology. This risk, in turn, affects our credibility. The credibility of our brand, our information and of the reliability of the service that we are providing.

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This article was first published in the October 2017 issue of Governance Directions, the official journal of Governance Institute of Australia.