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Humans are responsible for cybersecurity – not technology

This blog is devoted to taking responsibility for cybersecurity in your organisation. If you are the leader or decisionmaker, who else is going to lead with this?

If you are not the decisionmaker, and there has been no cyber risk assessment, the organisation could be in trouble and may not recover from attack.

I recommend that you read Whaling for Beginners

You can obtain a free PDF or e-Book version from the link above.

In this short, based-on-fact and gripping modern-day fable, a company boss clicked on a link sent from an old (and presumed forgotten) school chum.

He regretted it immediately. The malware in the link proceeds to not only hack his company network, but their client’s networks too.

The book charts the fallout for the company but also forces the boss not only to take responsibility for his own culpability but also to realise that the tech alone does not protect you.

Without security policy, risk assessment and mitigation you are vulnerable.

“We took technology at face value. Technology is nothing without people. People use technology. They can use it and they can abuse it.

They can let it make them lazy, or they can use it to be amazingly creative. The point is, it’s a tool. It’s only as good as the people that use it. I’m the fool that clicked on a link in an email that I shouldn’t have.

I assumed that the antivirus would save me. I assumed that my firewalls, my expensive tech, my IT team made me immune to my own carelessness. They didn’t….”

If you’d like to discuss the above further please get in touch by calling 0207 241 2255 or simply schedule a session with me using my calendar link.

Get your staff on board with cyber security…

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Cyber threats you need to know about!

It probably comes as no surprise to read that cyber threats are a topic that’s not going away any time soon. Read more

Make cyber security part of your business’s culture!

Cyber crime is the number one threat to businesses everywhere, that’s why cyber security should be at the forefront of your business culture! Everyone knows about the risks, but every day thousands of people click on infected links, give out their bank account details to fraudsters and leave their mobile phones on trains. Read more

Why security awareness training is a must!

Want to know why security awareness training should be part of your IT security policy?

Any well-adjusted business in 2019 knows all about cyber-crime. It knows about the risks posed and how important it is to have a coherent IT security strategy in place. This is so that if or when something bad happens, they are ready and able to execute their business continuity plan. Read more

Cyber Essentials for Your Business: Why It Makes Sense…

How secure is your business’s cybersecurity? Do you take adequate care of customer and client data as well as your own? Even if you’re confident in your systems and protocols, it can sometimes be difficult to demonstrate. It’s important that your business has the right controls and also the credentials to back them up. Read more