[Security Masterminds] Unlock Maximum Cybersecurity: 3 Crucial Steps to Enhance Your Capabilities, Coverage, and Culture



Security Masterminds Podcast BlogDo you ever feel like you are always playing catch up regarding cybersecurity? That it is a never-ending game; no matter what you do, you are always one step behind. You are not alone. Joanna Burkey, the CISO for HP, Inc., has seen the field's evolution firsthand.

In our latest episode of Security Masterminds, she outlines three crucial steps to enhance your capabilities, coverage and culture to gain risk mitigation, trust and inclusivity. With over 25 years of experience and a business and technical background, Joanna has the unique insight and expertise to help you elevate your cybersecurity program. So do not miss out on this episode and join us as we uncover the secrets to success in the cybersecurity field.

 

 

Joanna is a perfect example of how a diverse background, both technical and business, can benefit cybersecurity and how networking is vital to security culture. Regarding security, it is all about reducing risk; part of that reduction is mitigating it. Joanna shares several elements to reduce and minimize business risk.

  1. Understand the business and the different risks they juggle daily.
  2. Communicate in a way that considers your risk at the table appropriately.
  3. Focus on capabilities, coverage and culture to gain risk mitigation, trust and inclusivity.

Understand the business and the different risks they juggle daily.

Understanding the business and the different types of risks they juggle daily is essential for a CISO. It is important to gain exposure to the various aspects of the organization, such as how the money comes in, how customers are engaged, and how the business works. Taking the time to learn about these different aspects can help a CISO better understand the types of risks the organization faces and how to address them. Talking to senior executive team members to get their perspectives on risk is also beneficial. It can provide valuable insight into their daily risks and how the CISO can help address them. Furthermore, the CISO needs to communicate effectively with the senior executive team and explain the importance of their role in risk mitigation. By taking the time to understand the business, the different types of risks they face, and how to communicate effectively with the senior executive team, a CISO can be better prepared to address the risks and ensure the business is appropriately protected.

 

Communicate in a way that considers your risk at the table appropriately.

Communicating in a way that considers your risk at the table in an appropriate manner is an essential skill for CISOs to master. It is important to be aware of the different kinds of risks that your business takes and how they manage them. It will give you an insight into how to communicate with them in a way that considers their risk. An essential skill to master is the ability to differentiate and say what your audience needs to hear rather than what you want to say. It is necessary to appropriately convey the risks at the table so your audience can understand and consider your risk.

 

Focus on capabilities, coverage and culture to gain risk mitigation, trust and inclusivity.

It is essential to focus on capabilities, coverage and culture to gain cybersecurity risk mitigation, trust and inclusivity. Capabilities refer to the technical skills and knowledge the organization has to protect against threats and its ability to respond effectively to incidents. Coverage refers to the scope of protection, such as the number of devices, networks and systems that are monitored and protected. Culture is the organization's ideas, customs and social behaviors towards cybersecurity and how it is integrated into its practices and policies. Focus should be on these three areas for risk mitigation, trust and inclusivity, as they are all interconnected and must work together to succeed. For example, if an organization is not up to date on the latest threats and technologies, it cannot respond quickly and effectively to incidents. Similarly, the organization needs to have the right culture and mindset toward cybersecurity to create an environment of trust and inclusivity.

 

These three crucial steps are essential for any organization. Any organization can unlock maximum cybersecurity with the right mindset, dedication and hard work. So, feel free to take the steps necessary to stay ahead of the game.

 

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