After Sony, Every Startup Should Prepare For War


The battle between Sony and what the FBI believes are North Korean hackers may be at its end, but the war for the security of the enterprise is just getting started.

Companies have been rapidly transitioning their legacy systems to modern IT technology like cloud services, hoping to save money and improve performance in an increasingly competitive world. And while security has always been one of the key demands of CIOs in making new purchases, security itself almost never sells products – features do. That’s why startups focus so much of their attention on getting their products right, and often tack on security engineers later in the development process.

If it is not already clear from the events surrounding Sony the last few weeks, technology startups are increasingly the battlegrounds between all sorts of forces, from hacker gangs to pariah states. Companies rely on their information technology for their most…

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