16 Underestimated Tech-Related Risks Businesses Need To Consider

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Identifying, assessing and prioritizing risk—risk management—has been recognized as an essential part of running a business for a long while. As the reliance on technology grows across industries, tech-related risk management has become an especially important fixture of wise organizational planning. And it’s not simply a question of anticipating risks to the technology infrastructure itself; it’s also vital to consider the ways the everyday use of technology can introduce risks to companies’ valuable assets.

Technology has come to play such a large role in day-to-day business operations that it can be a challenge to develop a comprehensive technology risk-management plan. Below, 16 industry experts from Forbes Technology Council share tech-related risks executives frequently overlook or underestimate.

People keep forgetting that all software eventually runs on a piece of hardware. Hardware-based attacks using the supply chain and internal abusers will dominate the future landscape of attacks, as they provide the easiest and most successful path to an enterprise’s crown jewels. While everybody is putting more and more locks on the door, the attackers get in through the window. – Bentsi Benatar, Sepio