Not too long ago, cyber security was an afterthought, a software installation that was often left to expire, or run in the background only to pop-up at inconvenient times.

But recent high profile attacks – and the very real world consequences that come with them – have demanded the attention of everyone from large enterprise CEOs to small business owners, and the cybersecurity industry has capitalised on the opportunity.

In Australia, 80% of CEOs rate cyber security as a top investment priority and place it amongst the top five risk areas for their business, according to the latest KPMG CEO Outlook survey.

However, ResponSight founder and CEO Jeff Paine believes investment shouldn’t be the only way companies think about combating cybersecurity threats, especially when criminals now rely more on manipulating human behaviour than breaking through security systems.

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