5 ways to stay secure?

Categories: CISO

Acting as Chief Information Security Officer for a number of firms can be fun and stressful. Regardless, my 5 ways of staying secure don’t change much. Here they are:

  1. Don’t publically punish people for getting it wrong, publically praise them for getting it right.
  2. Get systems in line with Cyber Essentials Plus, done properly it reduces risk.
  3. Perform vulnerability scans monthly and only focus on the top 3 issues to fix. If they took less than an hour to fix, do the next 3.
  4. Phish your staff. Not just with emails, use phones too.
  5. Challenge your auditors/pentesters. How do they think you could be more secure?

A very simple, yet highly effective 5. Now, what are yours?