Posts categorized: Strategy and Governance

11 June 2020 / Strategy and Governance / JC Gaillard

The post-COVID winners will be those who treat it strategically now   C-level executives must stop looking at cyber security as a mere operational matter: Something which is below them and is dealt with somewhere below them in the organisation. It… Read more »

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21 May 2020 / Strategy and Governance / JC Gaillard

Skills and data are building up, leading to less favourable conditions for negligent buyers   Our recent review of the Cyber Insurance market place, in collaboration with Cyber Solace, highlights a number of key elements. The market has changed co… Read more »

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16 April 2020 / Strategy and Governance / JC Gaillard

In practice, the COVID-19 crisis has put regulatory powers on hold but as things stand, two forces seem to be at play. It has been clear from the start that the role of the privacy regulators – and their attitude towards enforcement – would be key to t… Read more »

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6 February 2020 / Strategy and Governance / JC Gaillard

COVID-19 changes the game: Now is not the time to risk a cyber-attack.   Earlier ransomware incidents that have affected  organisations such Travelex in the UK or Bouygues in France profoundly question the way cyber security has been managed – his… Read more »

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28 November 2019 / Strategy and Governance / JC Gaillard

Outsourcing something simply because you don’t understand it is rarely a good start. Faced by constant reports of cyber-attacks in the media, most small and medium-size organisations have woken up to the reality of cyber threats over the past few years… Read more »

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22 August 2019 / Strategy and Governance / JC Gaillard

One Board member must be in charge and their pay package must ride on it In 2015, in the wake of the TalkTalk data breach which made a massive impact in the UK media and even got politicians involved, we first explored the key questions the Board shoul… Read more »

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18 July 2019 / Strategy and Governance / JC Gaillard

The Tactical Trap Many CISOs struggle to look beyond day-to-day firefighting and get trapped in tactical games. We highlighted this last year in the context of our “100 Days” series and it is one of the major factors preventing organisations from devel… Read more »

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6 June 2019 / Strategy and Governance / JC Gaillard

Bake it in from the start: “Moving fast and breaking things” will become a thing of the past as customers and investors take security and privacy more and more seriously It seems that security is still – at best – an afterthought for most start-ups as… Read more »

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11 April 2019 / Strategy and Governance / JC Gaillard

In anything but name, data is today’s most used currency. In the current business paradigm, structured by big tech firms over a decade ago and replicated since by a number of online platforms, individuals willingly provide their personal information in… Read more »

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14 March 2019 / Strategy and Governance / JC Gaillard

No longer just as an equation between risk appetite, compliance requirements and costs The “When-Not-If” paradigm around cyber-attacks is changing the deal completely around cyber security. Many large organisations now assume that breaches are simply i… Read more »

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