Do we need to take a back-to-basics approach to cyber security?

During the last couple of weeks I have been taking more of an interest in the subject of cyber security. Coming from an IT background, I tend to instinctively think of cyber security as being a technical issue, when in fact it is also a people and process issue.

Reading articles on LinkedIn and stories that are published on news websites, it would seem that all too often organisations get caught up in the hype that surrounds the subject. They forget the people and process issues and focus instinctively on the technical aspects of cyber security.

What it would seem is needed is an approach to cyber security that debunks all the hype that surrounds it. An approach that focuses on best practice, that takes account of the people and process aspects of cyber security, and that also considers the technology aspects.

There are plenty of opinions on which approach to take to effective cyber security. Personally, I believe using a best practice approach such as that laid out in PAS 555 offers the best way forward. PAS 555 doesn’t tell you how to achieve effective cyber security, it merely tells you what it looks like. By PAS 555 taking this approach, it enables you to employ your own internal best practice to achieve effective cyber security.

In short, PAS 555 debunks a lot of the hype and really gets back to what matters, delivering effective cyber security. It doesn’t get bogged down in technology and allows you to focus on what matters.

If you want to take a back-to-basics approach to cyber security, PAS 555 would seem the approach to take!  

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  1. Oz Tekes 6th August 2013