This is the next in our series of special reports for OODA members focused on federal business strategies for the Startup CEO (find them all here).
This special report focuses on channel partner strategies for high tech firms.
For decades we’ve heard that iCalamity is right around the corner. For decades we’ve largely ignored pleas to try and address computer security issues when they are relatively cheap and easy, before they got too large and complicated to do at all. We have been living a fairy tale life, and absent bold action and an emphasis on resiliency, it only gets grim(m)er going forward.
What should your business do in response to the current situation between the U.S. and China? The short answer is to stay agile! We provide tips on what do do in this special report.
Although trade tensions with China have been brewing for decades, the U.S. began accelerating actions in response in early 2017 and began announcing tariffs in July 2018. Since then there have been multiple rounds of trade negotiation and actions on both sides designed to influence the other to a successful outcome. The most recent action has been an early August announcement by President Trump that a 10% tariff would be placed on an additional $300 Billion worth of products imported from China since China continues to break promises made in negotiations. The new tariffs will go into effect September 1, 2019. This is on top of the already levied 25% tariffs on $250 billion in Chinese imports.
One of the more common reasons why most organizations push back on spending for cyber security is the lack of a “return on investment.” All that fancy, shiny cyber-y stuff costs a lot of money without providing a clear benefit that is commensurate with the expenditure. Firewalls are expensive. IDS/IPS are expensive. SIEMs are expensive. Talent to run it all (if you can even find it) is expensive.
We are all targets! This story and many more in the analysis by Mike Tanji in this week’s Cyber Threat Analysis Report.