Posts categorized: Strategy and Governance

6 December 2018 / Strategy and Governance / JC Gaillard

Why large organizations still struggle with decade-old security problems – and how to fix them The last 12 months have been dominated by GDPR and non-stop data breaches: Facebook, British Airways, Marriott … have all been in the news. It is still unkno… Read more »

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22 November 2018 / Strategy and Governance / JC Gaillard

Tangible business metrics are key but hard to find Cybersecurity is rising as a key issue on the radar of virtually all organisations. According to a recent AT Kearney report, cyber-attacks have been topping executives’ lists of business risks for thre… Read more »

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25 October 2018 / Strategy and Governance / JC Gaillard

Cybersecurity needs to be at the heart of the digital transformation, but organisational models will have to evolve   Cybersecurity is in the process of becoming an essential component of any organisation’s digital transformation journey. There is no w… Read more »

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2 August 2018 / Leadership Development, Strategy and Governance / JC Gaillard

Constant firefighting downgrades the role and the CISO must fight to avoid its gravitational pull With regards to many other C-level roles, the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) position is a fairly recent creation for many organisations. Altho… Read more »

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19 July 2018 / Architecture and Design, Strategy and Governance / JC Gaillard

Spectacular recent developments in Artificial Intelligence (AI) are feeding many fantasies in the world of cybersecurity. Almost everything can be heard on the topic, from the looming obsolescence of even the best defence solutions to an open war betwe… Read more »

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7 June 2018 / Strategy and Governance / JC Gaillard

Driving security transformation is becoming key; not justifying investments The age-long debate around security metrics and dashboards seems very much alive within the CISO community. But it is often positioned in an outdated historical perspective. Fo… Read more »

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10 May 2018 / Strategy and Governance / JC Gaillard

The right reporting line is the one that works. Period. Why are so many organisations and security professionals still worried about the reporting line of the CISO? This is one of the oldest and most consistent debate agitating the security industry, a… Read more »

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5 April 2018 / Strategy and Governance / JC Gaillard

The GDPR is not just about Security, but it has been dominating the life of many CISOs since last year. Notoriously, the regulation contains only a few actual references to data security. Article 32 mentions the need to have “appropriate” technical and… Read more »

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21 September 2017 / Strategy and Governance / JC Gaillard

A Security Governance Handbook for the CISO and the CIO I have been involved with information security matters for almost 20 years and started writing regularly on the topic in 2015. Talking to CISOs, CIOs and their teams as part of my day-today field… Read more »

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24 August 2017 / Strategy and Governance / JC Gaillard

With the clock ticking, time to take GDPR seriously and put “consumers and citizens first” GDPR has been a massive topic of discussion in the Security, Risk and Compliance industry since last year. However, many organisations – large and small – are st… Read more »

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