Secure ISS recently hosted a Cyber Security Roundtable in Brisbane.
The event was well attended by organisations in the health, transport, financial services, engineering, mining and technology sectors. The topic for the roundtable discussion was “The changing threat landscape. Mitigation, detection and protection strategies”. The key note speaker was Leon Fouche (National Leader Cyber Security at BDO) who shared the latest insights and findings from the BDO/AusCERT National Cyber Security Survey helping attendees benchmark their businesses cyber security maturity posture against industry peers. Paul McIntyre (Managing Director, Secure ISS) also spoke to the practical applications to achieve Cyber Security maturity.
There were a number of topical conversation points. It was clear from the survey results that organisations appear to be doing a better job with the controls that have a technical input. With most organisations having significant preventative technology controls in place.
However it was clear that Cyber Security isn’t just a program with technical inputs, processes and procedures are more important. This was never more pronounced than with Phishing and Whaling style cyber attacks. One key point standing out within the survey results was around the almost certainty of a phishing attack against an organisation.
How does an employee make a decision on an email link? How does an organisation respond in the event that the attack is successful and data leaves the organisation?
Delivered in a great location, with great food and thought provoking conversation.
A key take-out, we are all in this together! Being able to share successful approaches and the not so successful ones makes a collectively stronger cyber community.