I have read many articles from Mr. Plant and they are always timely and pertinent to the world we are in.
I consult for many large corporations in the New York area and these companies detect many thousands of attempted computer attacks and hacks every day. None have been successful because these companies have protections in place like those Mr. Plant is speaking about.
I have had clients who had no contingency plans and they almost lost their businesses by something as unexpected, but totally foreseeable such as severe weather or damage due to outdated infrastructure such as water pipes that have burst or electrical power failures.
It is important to heed the concerns Mr. Plant brings to the table. More often than not we become too complacent, too comfortable or we don’t want to make an investment that may later save our businesses. Just like having personal contingencies for our homes and families, it is important to have contingencies for our businesses, employees and clients.