You are only as secure as your weakest link
Keeping information secure within your organisation rests on the actions of your staff. You can develop strong policies for information security. You can patch, monitor and defend your systems against attacks. You can get certificates and accreditations for all the key standards like; Cyber Essentials, PCI DSS and ISO 27001.
But it can all go wrong with one phone call.
I’ve just finished reading the recent research carried out by CBI in conjunction with IBM.
The report, Embracing Digital in Every Sector, offers interesting insights, and identifies the opportunities and threats, concerning the adoption of digital technology by British businesses.
There seems little doubt, amongst those surveyed, of the benefit of digital technology:
There has been much written recently on the preparations for the new EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), set to replace the existing UK Data Protection Act in mid-2018.
Ignore at your peril!
Breaching the new laws can attract fines of up to 4% of global turnover.
We often talk about the importance of hygiene in business. Getting the basics right for your organisation is just like showering; do it well and no one notices. Don't do it and people become aware very quickly!
There is probably no more important an area for business hygiene right now than Information Security. I was therefore pleased to hear Garry Bernstein reinforce a number of hygiene points during his talk at the Digital Leaders event in Brighton on Cyber Resilience.