Cybercriminals may use clever computer technology to carry out their attacks but it is the people behind the attacks that are making the moves.
Comparing a game of chess with data protection brings similarities. As planning a strategy for defending yourself and your business against a cyber-attack, the object is not to win only to begin to understand what your opponent is trying to achieve and defend against their advances.
The King – Your money and your reputation, this is what you are protecting
The Pawns – Your team, these are your most effective and yet the most vulnerable pieces on the board
The Bishops – Your HR department
The Knights – Your technical experts
The Rooks – Hardware & Software
The Queen – Backup
The board is very simply the area in which you play, everything is very black and white you either make a move or you don’t.
However if you don’t make any moves there is no defence!