When James Cameron, world famous movie director, was starting the revolutionary AVATAR movie project he had t–shirts made up for his crew, with the words: Hope is not a strategy. James Cameron is known for being particularly meticulous in his leadership style, he has a plan A, a plan B, and a plan C, and “expects to be on Plan C by his second cup of coffee.” It is for this reason that he has been asked to give lectures to NASA and the US Navy about how to manage complex and dangerous projects where devastating changes can happen in an instant.
Replying to emails on-the-go, BYOD strategies and remote working can make it harder than ever for organisations to keep tabs on their employee's network activity. Cybercriminals are becoming smarter and more manipulative, they aim to by-pass your IT team and deliberately target those 'unaware' employees who are the 'weak link' in your security strategy. While your business may have the best technology defences, cybercriminals know that your people may be less well defended.
The importance of people
There is a common fear amongst employees in service industries like food & beverage that the increased effort for automation through machines will ultimately replace workers and dehumanize what is usually deemed a “people-focused” industry.
The fear stems largely from operational and logistical automation, where we are increasingly seeing robots take over responsibilities like optimizing production rate in a food factory, quality assurance checks and even customer-facing service roles.