According to a recent McKinsey survey, 75 % of experts consider cybersecurity to be a top priority. That’s certainly true for many industries, even though they’ve perhaps been preoccupied with other risks that have emerged – like keeping up with today’s evolving technological landscapes and new regulations balancing the demands of this technology. Yet only 16 % said their companies are well prepared to withstand cyber-risks. Merely investing more money is unlikely to help.

In his opening comment, ISO President John Walter highlights how International Standards are the quintessential solutions as data quickly moves to become an inextricable element of any company’s “business as usual”.

“Gone are the days when companies could pass the headaches of cybersecurity to the IT department,” he says. “Those headaches have now become an issue of business sustainability and survival. International Standards are essential to ensure that cybersecurity programmes are rigorous and effective.”

The January/February 2019 edition of ISOfocus features risk management, Internet of Things security, cyber hacks and breaches, and expert opinion from industry thought leaders. It also features tried-and-tested company solutions such as information security management systems and IT service management.

So what do cybercriminals have in store for us in 2019? What do we need to do to protect against them? Find out how the evolving industry is shifting to fit changing security expectations in our latest ISOfocus. Don’t miss our five things that can be hacked in the cover story, as well as articles on our first-rate portfolio of standards for processes and products that can help us cope with today’s fragile cybersecurity reality.