Tamara Schwartz & David Schuff
Despite the persistent growth of automation and digitization, there does not currently exist a strategic view of the firm that explores the integration of the organization and cyberspace. To be clear, the Cyber-Based View (CBV) is not cybersecurity. Cybersecurity is tactical. It is a computer science approach, using a one-to-many tactic to build hard boundaries. While there is movement toward Cyber Defense—an operational stratagem that takes into account softer boundaries and a many-to-many defensive posture, including the need to identify the “crown jewels” within our data—this, too, is insufficient. In order to engage rivals in the relentlessly fluid environment of rapid growth and metastasizing threat that is cyberspace, firms require an adaptive, strategic cyber capability that understands weaponized information. Evolved from the integration of Information Security, Knowledge Management, and Social Engineering ideas, the CBV is intended to leverage existing firm resources for the purpose of building an adaptive cyber capability, of which cybersecurity is only a very small piece.
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