The communications industry faces all of the risks of the technology industry while bearing the burdens of being a crucial component of our infrastructure. There’s little room for error. Disruptions in service or system instability could disable communications for thousands of customers and cause irreparable damage to a company’s reputation and finances.

The fiercely competitive nature of the communications marketplace and the exponential growth in malicious actors—criminals, hackers, and international adversaries—magnifies the risks of neglecting cyber security and IT policies. Consistent management of risk, security, and governance can help limit exposure.