Category: CISO Blog

Category: CISO Blog

Virtual CISO – Dispelling the Myths!
22/02/2020 CISO Blog, Security Advisory Blog admin

The virtual CISO or virtual Chief Information Security Officer is a relatively new concept and with that comes a few misunderstandings of what the client actually gets (i.e. solid cybersecurity protection for your business). The word “virtual” probably doesn’t do us any favours but let’s look at some of the more common misconceptions about a

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Cybersecurity Skills Gap – Who is doing the teaching…and who should provide the funding?
10/02/2020 CISO Blog, Security Advisory Blog admin

It seems like every other day there is yet another article highlighting the impending apocalypse of the cybersecurity skills gap. The articles often moan that it is the fault of the employer for wanting qualified personal (who knew) and then try to solve the problem essentially with the advice: Why not hire someone who wants

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Asset Discovery for Cybersecurity & Data Protection – You can’t protect it if you don’t know it exists!
03/02/2020 CISO Blog, DPO Blog, Operational Resilience Blog, Security Advisory Blog admin

There is an old management adage that what isn’t measured isn’t managed. It’s so true. Something similar applies to cybersecurity. If you don’t know an asset exists, how on earth can you protect that asset from a cyber-attack or data breach?! Asset Discovery is the number one exercise a new CISO (or Virtual CISO) should

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Supply Chain Resilience – Who are your Backup Suppliers?
13/01/2020 CISO Blog, DPO Blog, Operational Resilience Blog, Security Advisory Blog admin

Is your supply chain resilience programme reminiscent of the article image? Aged, poorly maintained, complex, hard-to-untangle. Do you carry out due diligence at the beginning of your engagements? More importantly, do you carry out ongoing governance and oversight? Even more importantly, does supply chain resilience form part of your wider operational resilience strategy or business

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SWIFT independent assessment – have you booked yours?
07/01/2020 CISO Blog, Security Advisory Blog admin

The SWIFT independent assessment regime will kick in later this year. Have you booked in your assessment? If not, Fox Red Risk has some availability to carry out assessments. Remember the SWIFT payments attacks a few years back? As a reminder In 2015 & 2016, a series of cyberattacks using the SWIFT banking network, which

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API Security – Are You Secure from OWASP 2019 Top 10?
03/01/2020 CISO Blog, Security Advisory Blog admin

Firstly, Happy New Year. 2020 is going to be an exciting year for Fox Red Risk. We have lots of cool new offerings in the pipeline to support businesses large and small in the thankless task of keeping secure. If you have resource gaps and need support, then let us know. Right, back to the

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Security Incident Avoidance – Hackers know we’re away for Christmas…
23/12/2019 CISO Blog, Operational Resilience Blog, Security Advisory Blog admin

It’s that time of year where many of us will be ensuring our organisations can still deal with a security incident whilst most of the workforce are at home watching Christmas movies like Die Hard – yes, it’s definitely a Christmas Movie. Hackers know businesses are running on skeleton staff during the holiday period so

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Strategy – Can a CISO learn from the 2019 General Election?
13/12/2019 CISO Blog, Security Advisory Blog admin

Security Strategy – What lessons can CISOs learn from the UK Gerneral Election 2019 when devising and delivering a security strategy? Here are three…

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Security Awareness Training Dies. My 2020 Prediction
11/12/2019 CISO Blog, Security Advisory Blog admin

My prediction is that 2020 will be the year security awareness training dies…and not before time…

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Cybersecurity Strategy – Organise to Operate
07/12/2019 CISO Blog, Security Advisory Blog admin

Cybersecurity strategy is being “organised to operate”. A principle that is fundamental to developing an effective cybersecurity programme. Here’s why…

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