The 2015 U.S. Measles Outbreak as a Case Study for Cybersecurity in Enterprise Risk Management
The greatest obstacle in modern enterprise risk management is explaining the concept of cybersecurity to people that have minimal background with technology and online services. One of the most effective ways to overcome this problem is by drawing parallels between the cybersecurity world and the real world. Over the past month, the United States has faced the unfortunate public health crisis of a large scale measles outbreak. While the human tragedy of measles is in no way comparable to the financial consequences of adverse cyber events, the best practices developed by the medical and legal communities to combat these issues are remarkably similar.