The COVID crisis is presenting most organisations with unprecedented situations, but it does not make cyber security less of a priority. On the contrary, cyber security – whether it is in support of remote working, e-commerce or digitalised supply chains – will be a pillar of the “new normal”. Now is the time to deal with it strategically, and from the top down.
Two recent reports highlight the current cyber security paradox: While the COVID pandemic has turned business and society upside down, well-established cyber security practices – some known for decades – remain the best way to protect yourself.
For any organisation above a certain size, effective and efficient protection can only result from the layered application of protective measures at people, process and technology level. And in that order.
Taking a pure operational approach to cyber security fails because it downgrades a complex matter and negates its true dimension. It is not – and has never been – a purely technical problem.
Contributor and Transformation Officer Shaun Taylor shares his experience from a recent transformation project which required rapid outcomes. Find out which principles helped them deliver change amid a myriad of challenges.
Expert Contributor and cybersecurity specialist Jean-Christophe Gaillard highlights the instability of the current security landscape. Specifically, he delves into why cutting security spending to the ground in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis would be disastrous.