02 Nov / 2022
With the New Year on its way, a number of Australian organisations are reflecting on the past year and wondering what they can be doing to improve their cybersecurity posture in 2023. Gone are the days when cybersecurity was just an “IT problem”. Now, cybersecurity has a front-and-centre position at the executive table and CEOs need to school themselves up.
Much like the nightmare that Kelly Rosmarin (CEO of Optus Australia) is going through, it is vital that CEOs and business leaders in the country set the cybersecurity tone from the top. Establishing a culture of cybersecurity shared responsibility and communication is vital in a truly digital world. Fundamentally, it is the people of the organisation that need to each be responsible for acting with cybersecurity in mind, while partaking in company cybersecurity initiatives and training mandates.
Even more important is for new CEOs to learn more about the cybersecurity posture of an organisation that they are starting with, and ensure the company is taking the most appropriate actions to secure their most valuable information assets.
So if you’re a CEO of an Australian mid-sized or large organisation, what do you need to KNOW about cybersecurity?
Now, as a CEO of an organisation - here are 5 things that all CEOs should be doing about cybersecurity:
When moving into a CEO role or sitting in the Boardroom with your technical leadership team, a CEO should be asking these five questions:
From our experience, we see more CEO’s asking questions about cyber risks in their organisation, however, they often engage after a cyber attack to get speed with some of these key questions and criteria. Building a proactive stance across cybersecurity is the ethos of all successful CEOs in the country to date.
Cythera is an Australian cyber security company with in-house cyber security professionals providing world-class cyber protection to medium to large companies and businesses all over Australia from the Cythera offices in Melbourne CBD.
All Cythera team members are passionate advocates of the belief that all Australian businesses should have affordable access to world-class cyber security strategy, testing and remediation solutions to protect from online threats and cyber criminals.
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