January’s awareness topic is IoT and BYOD security
The Internet of Things and Bring Your Own Device typically involve the use of small, portable, wireless
networked computer systems, big on convenience and utility but small on security. Striking the right
balance between those and other factors is tricky, especially if people don’t understand or willfully ignore the issues – hence education through security awareness makes a lot of sense.
It would have been easy to hammer away at the security risks associated with IoT and BYOD in January’s security awareness module. There’s no shortage of serious issues, to be sure! However, we’ve consciously
taken a more liberal line, actively encouraging people to adopt suitable information security controls and
exploit the technology. Done the right way, information security becomes a business enabler, not a blocker - the Yes rather than No Department.
Happy new year! May your 2018 be safe, secure and prosperous.
Coming up soon
We’re already exploring a number of information risk and security topics for the awareness program:
February: protecting information - we’ll be linking a variety of information risk and security topics with good security practices.
March: malware - March is our regular slot on the calendar for an update on the malware situation. What is really going on in the antivirus
market, for example?
April: assurance - a new module about confidence and trust.
A vibrant security culture
Security awareness is complicated and hard going, especially for hard-working information risk and cybersecurity professionals. Awareness involves
human factors - that soft and squidgy stuff which scares pure technologists! Too often it slides down the priority list, not because it’s unimportant but
because it’s hard to take that first step. So let us help. Security awareness is what we do, making that hard stuff easier
No matter where you are now, we’ll take you up a level. If you don’t currently have an awareness program, the InfoSec 101 module will get you off to a
flying start. If your program is not achieving results, we’ll give you the tools to up your game, one notch at a time. Let us do the research and writing for
you. Simply deploy the awareness materials and immediately reap the benefits of a more informed, engaged, motivated and concerned workforce.
Get in touch today: we’re keen to get you up and running quickly ... for a lot less than you might think.