Posts categorized: JC’s Column

8 February 2024 / JC's Column / JC Gaillard

Cyber resilience needs clear accountability from the top   In January 2024, the UK government launched a consultation around a proposed “Cyber Governance Code of Conduct”, the design of it, how to drive its eventual uptake and the need for some fo… Read more »

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23 November 2023 / JC's Column / JC Gaillard

Data may be “the new oil” for the manufacturing world but it cannot be taken for granted This interesting piece in the Journal of Petroleum Technology made me think, not least because it does not mention in any way the data security imperative that nee… Read more »

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7 September 2023 / JC's Column / JC Gaillard

Looking for hybrid profiles that cannot exist is just fuelling the perception of a cybersecurity skills gap   Commenting on one of my Linkedin posts, one of my readers mentioned “absurdly dissonant requirements” in CISOs role descriptions, mention… Read more »

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15 June 2023 / JC's Column / JC Gaillard

Research suggests only 14% of CISOs appear to have the skills required but does it really matter?   A recent survey by IANS Research highlights that only 14% of CISOs appear to have the skills required to sit at Board level. The findings have been… Read more »

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6 April 2023 / JC's Column / JC Gaillard

It’s often trying to go too fast with the wrong leadership baggage that drives CISOs to failure. The cybersecurity narrative on social media remains driven by the misleading messages of tech vendors, and dominated by considerations of insufficient inve… Read more »

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5 January 2023 / JC's Column / JC Gaillard

More than ever, simply throwing money at tech vendors while ignoring underlying cultural and governance issues will not cut it in the years ahead.   Every year around November, and for a few months, predictions of all sorts start to appear for the… Read more »

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24 November 2022 / JC's Column / JC Gaillard

You Are Not Going to Fix Your Cyber Security Problems by Buying More Tech   For the last 20 years, large organizations have been spending significant amounts of money on cyber security products and solutions, on managed services, or with consultan… Read more »

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22 September 2022 / JC's Column / JC Gaillard

It’s about time we go back to basics with most of our cyber security commentaries Re-reading some articles I wrote years ago, it worries me that I would hardly change a word in this 2016 piece (“Cyber Security: When True Innovation Consists of Doing No… Read more »

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23 June 2022 / JC's Column / JC Gaillard

4 years on, it is starting to look like the introduction of the GDPR has not been the decisive moment for data privacy many were expecting. At every anniversary, a number of articles emerge assessing the impact GDPR might have had on business. 4 years… Read more »

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14 April 2022 / JC's Column / JC Gaillard

Three Axes of Discussion to Build up a Cyber Security Agenda at Board Level This piece in the HBR caught my attention (“7 Pressing Cybersecurity Questions Boards Need to Ask” — Dr Keri Pearlson, Nelson Novaes Neto — 4th March 2022), not least because I… Read more »

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