I’m a parent, and as my daughters get older, I give them warnings. I give them warnings for two reasons:
- So they will be aware of potential dangers
- So they will change their behavior
Unfortunately, with things that are dangerous, children often have to experience the consequences, before they believe the danger is real. If you’ve ever gotten even a mild burn from a hot stove, you know what I mean. The slightest burn may, unfortunately, be much more memorable than the warnings you received from your mother.
Over the past week Mother Nature gave a couple of warnings to people who live on the East Coast of the United States. The first was a relatively strong, but not massive, earthquake. The second was a relatively strong, but again not massive, hurricane.
Too many companies think about data protection after they’ve experienced a significant data loss, but not before. This time, companies got a couple of warnings from Mother Nature. Next time, it may be more than a warning. Do you really have to get burned before you change your behavior?
Listen to your mother.