The definition of the word "circumvent" from the Cambridge dictionary:
to avoid something, especially cleverly or illegally: to avoid something by going around it:
It seems to me that we use this word when we manage to achieve an end or a goal by going around an obstacle or problem. In other words, the two elements of obstacle and goal have to be present for us to use this word in a way that makes sense. According to what I mentioned the use of the word must sound odd or out of place in the following paragraph
As far as businesses are concerned, one way to circumvent cyber-related problems is for the CEOs to ask their employees not to use the premises’ devices for personal use, such as chatting, or sending E-mails.
Am I correct to think that it is out of place here? I believe this to be the case because cyber-related problems are not obstacles on the way to an end or goal; they are just problems that are to be avoided altogether. If I'm correct, what better alternatives are there?