Productive communication and collaboration among IT, legal compliance, and other pertinent teams are essential for enhancing cybersecurity measures. Cybersecurity is a multidisciplinary issue that requires expertise and input from various departments within an organisation. By working together, these teams can develop comprehensive strategies that address both the technical and legal aspects of cybersecurity. Effective communication ensures that all team members are on the same page regarding cybersecurity policies and procedures, preventing misunderstandings and fostering a unified approach.
Balancing the need for data accessibility and usability while detecting and preventing insider risks is a critical challenge. Organisations can categorise insiders based on their potential to cause harm, such as non-malicious insiders, malicious insiders, and compromised insiders. Tailoring security measures to address each type of risk is crucial. This can involve implementing Data Loss Prevention (DLP) technology to monitor and control data transfers, improving access controls to limit unauthorised access, and providing comprehensive employee training to raise awareness and reduce the risk of insider threats.
Ensuring that risk management plans align with the company’s overall business strategy and objectives is vital. By involving key stakeholders, including IT professionals, legal compliance teams, and business leaders, organisations can develop strategies that balance the need for data security with operational needs and strategic goals. It is important to consider the potential impact of cybersecurity threats on the organisation’s operations, reputation, and legal obligations. Creating a culture of cybersecurity, where awareness and best practices are integrated into all aspects of the organisation’s operations, helps ensure that risk management plans are not just reactive measures but proactive strategies consistent with the organisation’s overall objectives.
Dr. Jules Disso is a highly experienced cybersecurity leader with nearly 20 years in IT and cybersecurity. His experience includes SOC management, industrial control systems, red teaming, auditing, threat intelligence and incident response.
In his current role as a Risk professional, he oversees risk intelligence and digital asset risks ensuring comprehensive security controls, policies and governance across all functions. He has managed the external attack surface for over 4 years in his current role.