How to make your organisation less hackable

I have an infographic of the 200 larger hacks from 2015.   It is quite an eye opener.
I will show it to you in the webinar.
We are so focused on throwing technology and more technology at the problem of digital crime that we keep forgetting the other side of the equation.
The problem is that you cannot throw all of the available technology at the problem, you do not have the money, expertise or will power to deploy them all.
The reason,  the range of technology is bafflingly wide.
For instance:
  • “threat intelligence” (seeing who is planning to attack your organisation.);
  • “end-point protection” (making sure all end points are protected, computers, tablets, phone);
  • “penetration testing” (testing your defenses the same way a hacker does);
  • “identity assurance” (are the right people accessing your data);
  • “incident response” (did they get in, how much damage was done and can we stop it from happening again); and
  • “anomaly detection” (has someone moved the data around your system or got it out);
My response is training, education, increased awareness, paranoia and common sense.
Stopping your staff from making that silly mistake that endanger themselves as well as your organisation.
But like most things in the digital world,  it is not a one shot solution.   It involves increasing digital awareness and keeping that awareness at a higher level that what most Organisations consider appropriate.
In the digital world, there is no hack proof operating systems, there is no uncompromised applications, there is no longer “no set and forget security”.
All technologies have some level of vulnerability.
In other words they can be hacked!
We are all human, we use the digital world because it is easy, convenient and gives us some edge over our competition.   We forget that what we see of the digital world and our technology is only a small percentage of their capability, less than 10% actually.
There are many facets to digital security, this is one that will be of interest to you
February 4 2016 – 1130 – 1230 How to make your organisation less hackable
Register here.  http://gowoa.me/i/qjTK
Don’t want to go through the hassle of registering, this will also be available presentation will also be available as a google hangout and periscope.
Roger Smith is the CEO of R & I ICT Consulting Services, Amazon #1 selling author on Cybercrime, author of the Digital Security Toolbox and author of the SME Digital Security Framework.   Rapid Restart Appliance Creator.   He is a Speaker, Author, Teacher and Educator on cybercrime and how to protect yourself from the digital world.