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Pulling Down the Silos: Protecting Your Company from Cyber Threats

  • Episode 5
  • April 23, 2019

The relationships between departments have evolved immensely over recent years--and they must, thanks in part to the current cybersecurity landscape and new data privacy regulations. The difference is especially apparent when reviewing the old silo mentality that segregated the IT Department from the C-Level, forcing data security decisions to fall squarely on the computer support team's shoulders. On this podcast, our host Robbie Ferguson welcomes ESET Director of Sales and Partner Alliances, James (Jim) Chalmers, to discuss what is needed to truly protect our corporate network these days. You may be surprised to find that the immediate answer is not "more software" or "more expense," but rather involves the utilization of resources that are freely available to you and your staff.

We'll cover topics such as:

- Data privacy as a driving factor in the changes in our approach to cyber threats.
- How cybersecurity issues have forced IT issues to flow into the C-Suite.
- How C-level staff have had to grow their knowledge and understanding of issues that were previously contained within the IT department's silo, and why this has become necessary.
- The Starwood/Marriott breach of 2017 and what it reveals about a needed shift in how the C-Suite approaches (and understands) IT issues.
- Cybersecurity is a business issue, not a technology issue.
- What cybersecurity specialists can do to influence or manage up to executives.
- How a breach can occur, even when security software is in place.
- How to impact your staff by making cybersecurity awareness fun.
- Resources available to you and your team to help educate your staff and protect your network.
- How the Ashley Madison breach made us aware of hactivism, and the risks involved in ethical hacking.

ESET offers free online cybersecurity training to help organizations like yours build a comprehensive and proactive strategy. For more information check out: https://www.eset.com/ca/cybertraining/

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