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Cyber-attacks are no longer purely an IT technical issue. Your management decisions, business processes and practices - the activities of your staff and even the actual setup of your physical business environment - can put you at risk of severe losses.

There is currently a significant shift in cyber-security thinking towards people and the processes and practices of organisations and conventional managment decision making rather than purely technical cyber-protection.

Until recently, the focus of cyber-protection has been almost solely on the technical -  hardware, software and networks - anti-virus, firewalls, secure servers.... The underlying reasoning was cyber-attacks were through networks, hardware and software and this took technical experts to understand. Cyber-defenses were created by the same technical  experts with their preferred technical ways of working. Hence, to date, cyber protection has primarily focused onm technical issues.

Now, cyber-attacks target people and their activities as an effective way to get past technical cyber-protection.

That is why BOSS-Gram focuses on supporting managers to make business decisions about their staff, business processes and physical environment to secure their organisation from cyber-attack.

"The clear lesson here is that people matter as much as, if not more than, technology.
(Technology, in fact, can create a false sense of security.)"

J A Winnefeld Jr., C Kirchhoff, D M Upton. 'Cybersecurity’s Human Factor: Lessons from the Pentagon'.
https://hbr.org/2015/09/cybersecuritys-human-factor-lessons-from-the-pentagon

 

Are you cyber-secure? Don't leave it up to chance. For a full in-depth assessment of your level of risk and how to better secure your business from cyber attack call +61 (0) 434 975 848 or email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dr Terence Love
Director,
Design Out Crime and CPTED Centre