CISO

Blog / CISO

Are You the Weak Link in a Supply Chain Attack?

featured cybersecurity CISO semafore   

Are you the weak link that could lead to a massive cybersecurity breach that could lead to millions of dollars in fines for a company? Doesn’t seem to be a real possibility, right? But the truth is, each of us has the potential to be a gateway to major breaches for our employers, our customers, clients, and suppliers. Or you may not be the direct link - it could be something you trusted to be safe, only it wasn’t.

Good Simply Isn’t Enough

cybersecurity remote-working ciso covid19 employees   

The Hidden Costs of Poor Cybersecurity Measures for Small Businesses Cybersecurity measures for small businesses is a major topic as we head into 2021. It comes as no surprise, given the pandemic, the increasing number of attacks, and various high-profile companies making the news. Zoom came to the forefront of cybersecurity issues when it became known that they didn’t provide end-to-end encryption of customer’s communication. The company reached a settlement with the US Federal Trade Commission for misrepresenting its security features.

Should Employee Training include CyberSecurity?

cybersecurity remote-working ciso featured employees   

Let me start by stating the obvious - it pays to offer continuous and comprehensive employee training. A Life with Health CEO Aimee Tariq explains why in her article ‘4 Big Benefits of Improved Employee Training’. She outlines how such an initiative provides a quicker pathway to productivity, enhances employee engagement, improves employee retention, and helps ensure long-term profitability. And in this increasingly digitalised world, offering digital skills training has become a must, with tech writer Daniel Ling noting in the blog ‘Professional Development in Today’s Digital Landscape’ how training in anything related to tech and digital marketing “can fill skill gaps,” in turn “ensuring relevancy in fast-evolving areas of knowledge.

Effective Information Security & Risk Management ISRM Programmes

CISO featured security   

Let us start by stating an age-old maxim : You cannot eliminate all risks. But you can reduce the level of risks to an acceptable standard. That’s why building an Information Security and Risk Management (ISRM) programme is essential. Our businesses generate an ever-increasing volume of data. So, in an era where information is currency, and cyber threats continue to evolve, an effective ISRM programme is a necessity. Let’s take a quick look at ISRM and what it takes to put in place an effective programme.

Building Business Cyber Resilience in an Era of Cyber Breaches

CISO cybersecurity   

We are operating in an era of expansive cyber-security breaches within both government and non-government organisations. As such, we must continue to build business resilience in the face of constant attacks. Failure to stay ahead of the curve will lead to major losses in the business environment and significant security risks for the country at large. Having worked with government security agencies and the local business community, we’ve seen first-hand what happens when you don’t have a resilient security system.

Topics

atlassian ciso cloud covid19 crime culture cybersecurity employees insider-threat malware office365 remote-working security semafore

Featured

Should Employee Training include CyberSecurity?

Let me start by stating the obvious - it pays to offer continuous and comprehensive employee training. A Life with Health CEO Aimee Tariq explains why...

Effective Information Security & Risk Management ISRM Programmes

Let us start by stating an age-old maxim : You cannot eliminate all risks. But you can reduce the level of risks to an acceptable standard. That’s why...