The answer is out there and it is looking for you. It will find you if you want it to. In the 1999 movie The Matrix, Morpheus gives Neo a simple choice: take the blue pill, and Neo can go on believing whatever he wants to believe. Take the red pill, and Neo stays in Wonderland and gets to see just how deep the rabbit-hole goes. What Morpheus is colorfully offering is the opportunity for Neo to free his mind from the computer-generated dream world created by the Matrix, and to use his eyes for the first time to see reality.
So How do You Take the Red Pill?
A spoon full of sugar may help make it go down easier but of course, the truth is that there is no spoon. Here are a few other suggestions to help swallow that cybersecurity red pill that you can do to walk through that door:
You may have been living in the self-created dream world where you were not aware of the matrix of cyberthreats your organization faces. Officer and directors have to free their mind and let it all go – cast aside fear, doubt, and disbeliefs about their obligations to oversee their organization’s information security posture. They have to take the red pill and awaken their minds to the desert of the real – the real world of cybersecurity.
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