Posts categorized: JC’s Column

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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19 November 2020 / JC's Column / JC Gaillard

Protecting the Public or Protecting Big Business?… The recent downgrading of fines by the UK ICO for British Airways and Marriott raises some questions. Let’s face it: During the second half of October 2020, we probably came across the first major mi… Read more »

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17 September 2020 / JC's Column / JC Gaillard

The security industry must rebuild its narrative to attract more raw talent at all levels *** Watch JC Gaillard talk through the content of this article at the Cyber Security Leadership Summit 2020 on 10th November 2020 *** You don’t have to go far the… Read more »

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16 July 2020 / JC's Column / JC Gaillard

The COVID crisis has not changed the cyber security fundamentals: What will the new normal be like?   Two recent reports highlight the current cyber security paradox: While the COVID pandemic has turned business and society upside down, well-estab… Read more »

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30 April 2020 / JC's Column / JC Gaillard

It is hard not to see tech, security and privacy coming out stronger. As we all struggle with lockdown conditions and the impact the COVID-19 crisis is having on our lives and our businesses, one sentiment seems to prevail: The sense that – somehow – l… Read more »

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12 March 2020 / JC's Column / JC Gaillard

It is an essential protective layer for any organisation. Irrespective of what many of us may say or write, the cyber security agenda remains dominated by products and technology. Of course, the problem has a technical dimension and the protection of a… Read more »

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9 January 2020 / JC's Column / JC Gaillard

The security industry needs to pivot away from “talking about things” onto “getting things done” The World Economic Forum’s “Cyber Security Guide for Leaders in Today’s Digital World” (WEF – October 2019) makes interesting reading, but frankly does it… Read more »

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