Managing Director & Senior Partner
Walter Bohmayr is a core member of Boston Consulting Group's Technology Advantage and Financial Institutions practices and leads BCG's efforts in risk and finance IT and in cybersecurity worldwide. Walter is also a member of the BCG global Audit and Risk Committee, which is responsible for IT and cybersecurity.
Since joining BCG in 1998, Walter has focused his client work on the banking sector. He has acquired deep experience in the development of cybersecurity, portfolio, and IT strategies as well as risk-management programs. He has also supported transformation programs and mergers across Europe.
Prior to joining BCG, Walter worked with a Swiss high-tech company responsible for simulating semiconductor processes.
Many organizations are unprepared to protect themselves against geopolitically motivated attacks. It’s time to recognize the risks and start planning a strong defense.
With millions of office employees suddenly working from home, companies are more exposed to cyber attack than ever before. Take these seven steps now to protect your IT and sensitive data.
Not every application or data asset requires the same type or level of cybersecurity protection. BCG’s Cyber Doppler tool quantifies the likelihood of a cyberattack occurring as well as the impact of a successful attack.
The best response: answer this question with questions. That way, you can make an informed decision about what’s right for your organization.
A large-scale cyberattack on the power grid could inflict major economic damage. Utility boards must act now to address the looming cyberrisks.
Companies are in an arms race. They need to protect their fledgling AI programs. AI also gives attackers a powerful new capability. The solution? AI.
Banks must recognize that cyberattacks are more than just an IT problem—they’re a major threat to the industry and to the world’s financial system.
Persistent misunderstandings over policy and technical issues have plagued collaboration between public and private sectors on cybersecurity. More and better cooperation is needed.
In the critical struggle to keep their digital data secure, businesses must address the tradeoff between end-user comfort and effective security patch deployment.
The cyberrisks to the health care industry include more than ransomware and threaten more than hospitals. All kinds of companies and institutions are vulnerable.
Citizens rightly expect government to take steps to protect against cyberattacks. But state and local governments are typically poorly suited to addressing cybersecurity on their own.