Last week, bueAPACHE hosted our Insight Event luncheon in Melbourne. blueAPACHE Insight Events are an intimate affair limited to a single table and offer a unique opportunity to interact with a leading industry expert, ask questions, gain insights and discuss the challenges that organisations face.
Bill Robson, Security Practice Lead at blueAPACHE, has been engaged in information security for over 20 years. Having held senior roles as an information security consultant and penetration tester for global organisations such PricewaterhouseCoopers and Deloitte, he is regarded as a leading expert in his field. His deep technical knowledge and vast experience is complimented by a passion for simplifying IT security.
The discussion, over some really good wine and steak, focussed on how technology threats can translate into business risks and a pragmatic way for organisations to assess and combat that risk. For many organisations today, cybersecurity is a beast that is too complex, too expensive and too challenging to stay ahead of.
“What I’ve observed is that often there is a disconnect between technologists and key decision makers within organisations”, said Bill. “While security experts tend to worry about the nitty-gritty of day to day running of their networks and systems, they often miss the commercial reality of doing business. The answer lies in using the language of risk to communicate.”
Key aspects of Bill’s pragmatic approach to security include:
- Information security is not the sole responsibility of the IT team. In order for your security measures to be successful, every business unit needs to be involved in the conversation regarding what constitutes a risk and the cost of combating it.
- There is no need to reinvent the wheel. Identify and utilise industry standard compliance tools and best practises.
- Use an information security risk register to drive the security agenda and make use of smart tools, not spreadsheets, to manage your risk register.
blueAPACHE would like to thank all those who attended. If you would like to be invited to future blueAPACHE Insight Events, you can register your interest here.
To learn more about blueAPACHE’s complete security offering, contact our security team.