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Conclusion: Unless an organisation has an already strong cyber security capability, or the budget and appetite to progress its maturity very quickly through expanding its headcount and changing business processes, it is unlikely that any security tool purchases will help. Instead, organisations aspiring to improve their cyber security maturity should ...
Section: Content | Category: Security Leadership | Date: Tuesday, 02 February 2016 | Hits: 264
Conclusion: Cyber security can be perceived by outsiders as an occult domain. Psychologically, people can respond in many ways to something they do not understand with responses ranging from denial to fear. Consequently, a frequent challenge to better security maturity is inertia, rooted in ignorance. It is imperative that security practitioners break ...
Section: Content | Category: Security Leadership | Date: Thursday, 05 May 2016 | Hits: 278
Conclusion: Staff remember how leaders behave and react during a crisis, rather than when the business is operating successfully. Astute leaders do not just deal with restoration and getting the business back on deck; they also support their staff during and after the crisis and can even create the potential for the organisation to be in a better state ...
Section: Content | Category: Governance & Planning | Date: Sunday, 01 January 2017 | Hits: 848
Conclusion: Non-IT executives are often reported as being concerned about the prospect of a cyber incident, but as security is not their area of expertise, responsibility for mitigation and preparation is often devolved to IT. This is a mistake, because as much as lack of any security could be devastating, applying the wrong controls to an organisation ...
Section: Content | Category: Governance & Planning | Date: Wednesday, 02 September 2015 | Hits: 486
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Section: Tags | Date: Sunday, 31 May 2015 | Hits: 79
Conclusion: Bugcrowd, Hivint, Kasada, and Secure Code Warrior each has a proven capability to address an important aspect of the cyber defences of Australian organisations. The Australian Cyber Security Strategy, launched in April 2016, advocates the promotion of local capabilities where Australia can build globally competitive solutions. These four ...
Section: Content | Category: Security Leadership | Date: Sunday, 01 January 2017 | Hits: 515
Conclusion: This month, discussions regarding analytics and data-driven innovation have been prominent. As the role of IT changes from providing technology solutions to driving business outcomes and strategy through the use of technology agile services to support business processes and targets are required. Companies have recognised that data handling ...
Section: Content | Category: Sourcing & Staffing | Date: Wednesday, 02 December 2015 | Hits: 303
Conclusion: To be effective a cyber security program that controls access to hardware, software and data needs to be comprehensive and include all stakeholders. The challenge for IT and line management is to shape the message to the audience in terms they understand so they take their responsibilities seriously. Observations: Today’s print and online ...
Section: Content | Category: Security Leadership | Date: Tuesday, 04 October 2016 | Hits: 1505
Conclusion: Remediating major systems is not a job for the faint-hearted or over-confident IT managers. Poor governance decisions and excessive optimism can easily lead to project failures (and ruin careers). Conversely smart decisions combined with sound project leadership can increase the probability of success and enhance careers. Observations: ...
Section: Content | Category: Applications | Date: Wednesday, 25 June 2014 | Hits: 818
Conclusion: Organisations that do not treat information security risks seriously could pay a heavy price if a major incident occurs and they are unprepared to deal with it. Observations: In the last ten years the degree of interconnectedness through the Internet of organisations, their suppliers and customers and government, has increased dramatically. ...
Section: Content | Category: Security Leadership | Date: Wednesday, 28 July 2004 | Hits: 510