Fundamentally, the Board of Directors needs to go back to basics on cyber security matters: Time has now gone to continue approaching cyber security purely from a Risk perspective. Risk is ultimately about “things that may or may not happen”. When it comes to cyber security, the Board should start from the premise that cyber attacks are a matter of “when”, not “if” – and should shift the focus towards understanding and managing what is actually getting done to protect the organisation.
Category: Information Security
We are coming to a point in many large firms where true “innovation” in the cyber security space does not consist in deploying the latest tools, but in going back to the governance drawing board.
In earlier articles, we have examined the challenges of the CIO around Information Security, the importance of the CISO reporting line, and the fundamental role the Board of Directors has to play to drive security transformation.
Here, we revisit and develop further some of these aspects in line with new reflexions and some feedback we received.
Do the following phrases ring any bells? “We’ve all had enough of experts” “The bureaucratic centre is over-complicated and inefficient, we don’t get out anywhere near what we pay in” “We have to struggle day in, day out – those...