Posts categorized: JC’s Column

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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6 January 2022 / JC's Column / JC Gaillard

Cyber security was never a purely technical problem; it is now a leadership imperative in many firms   For the past 20 years, cyber security – information security in its early days – has been seen primarily as a technical matter, to be solved by… Read more »

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14 October 2021 / JC's Column / JC Gaillard

“Process and People first, THEN Technology” will always be at the heart of the winning formula here   *** Click here to download our whitepaper ***   Many large organisations across all industries face the same challenges around cybersecurity… Read more »

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5 August 2021 / JC's Column / JC Gaillard

CISOs being asked those questions should look beyond the topic itself and face the underlying issues it might be hiding.   If the reporting line of the CISO is the oldest ongoing topic of discussion amongst cyber security communities, security ROI… Read more »

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13 May 2021 / JC's Column / JC Gaillard

Focusing ONLY on tactical firefighting is a major mistake, even in a global pandemic The last twelve month have changed things considerably for the CISO.  Cyber security has been centre-stage, and even more now after the SolarWinds and Colonial hacks…. Read more »

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18 March 2021 / JC's Column / JC Gaillard

Looking beyond stress, burnout, and scapegoating theories: What is really going on? This good piece from Dan Lohrmann on GovTech around the tenure of the CISO made me think (Why Do Chief Security Officers Leave Jobs So Often? — 28 Feb 2021). Overall, D… Read more »

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7 January 2021 / JC's Column / JC Gaillard

Transformational opportunity for firms, or tactical trap for the CISO? As the COVID crisis continues to develop, one thing is becoming clearer and clearer: Remote working is here to stay, in some form or another; probably as hybrid work. Technically, i… Read more »

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