2015 was marked by far too many digital security breaches, a trend that every company hopes to see reversed in the coming year. Unfortunately, as industry expert Leo Scanlon notes, it is unlikely that we’ll be able to stop them all. In this digital era, security breaches are part of the new normal.
So, what should you do when facing a security breach? The most important thing that you can do is stay calm. If you keep your wits about you, you will be better able to approach the problem and implement a solution to protect your clients and your company. Here is how to move forward in the face of a digital security breach.
As threats facing cybersecurity professionals evolve, so too does the mix of tools ISACA’s Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX) offers those professionals. Most recently CSX debuted its Threats & Controls tool, which provides robust content on the top ten cyber threats:
CSX is a central resource where security professionals and their enterprises can find cybersecurity research, guidance, training and education.
ISACA recently awarded the 30,000th CISM certification to Martin van der Voort, CISM, CISSP, CEH, of Leusden, The Netherlands, a security officer with NEH ICT Solutions BV. Since its introduction in 2002, the CISM credential has become recognized and adopted worldwide as a symbol of excellence for information security professionals. ISACA and Martin recently discussed his personal achievement of earning CISM certification and CISM’s 30,000th milestone.
ISACA Now: How does it feel to be the 30,000th person to earn a CISM certification?Martin: It is an honor to be a member of an elite group of professionals with an international certification in information security management.
Cybercrime is so rampant today that even as the director and chief examiner for Digital Forensics Inc., I am not immune. In fact, last year’s data breach of the US Office of Personnel Management (OPM) made me a poster child for cybercrime. That hack exposed the data of more than 18 million former and current government employees, including me, a former National Security Agency cryptologist. To make matters worse, the OPM data is now rumored to be in the hands of ISIS.
The OPM hack is just one example, and many more appear daily—a seemingly unstoppable cavalcade of cyber horror that could easily make a cybersecurity professional scream, “THE SKY IS FALLING!” Unfortunately, for many organizations, the sky IS falling. Think Target, TJ Maxx, Ashley Madison, TalkTalk, Sony Pictures and VTech. I could go on.
“The art of communication is the language of leadership.” James Humes
Good interpersonal skills are the hallmark of all great leaders. There is no leadership without effective communication. And those who possess the art of delivering thoughts and ideas in meaningful and befitting ways are those who are most successful.
No academic discourse or any business degree can teach you how to become a skillful communicator. It is self-taught and learned by exposing oneself to situations where interpersonal skills are tested the most. Regardless of which leadership style CEOs and managers adopt or have, delivering the right communication is a different matter altogether.
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