Startups need to consider risk from the start

Cybersecurity is more critical than ever. I see too many startups who rely on cloud computing and make no mention of security in their plans or budgets.

Issues such as data security, responsible AI, environmental impact, and hiring diversity and equity must be addressed from the beginning. Retro-engineering these considerations later are more expensive and can put your whole venture at risk.

Nvidia was hit by a hacking collective who compromised their corporate e-mail systems. Interestingly, the hackers don’t want cash. They want the company to change the code in their video cards to enable cryptocurrency processing. Lesson learned: hackers can force you to make unwanted changes to your product.

About the NVidia breach:

https://www.theverge.com/2022/3/4/22962217/nvidia-hack-lapsus-have-i-been-pwned-email-breach-password

Comment by Andrew Orlowski in The Telegraph (7 March 2022)

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2022/03/07/hackers-expose-foolishness-trusting-cloud-data/

(Cross-posted to my LinkedIn page)