Cyber Security Leadership
It's a Board Level Responsibility
"Board members don't need to be technical experts, but they need to know enough about cyber security to be able to have a fluent conversation with their experts, and understand the right questions to ask"
UK National Cyber Security Centre
National Cyber Security Toolkit For Boards
What is Cyber Security?
According to the UK's National Cyber Security (NCSC), the term cyber security is defined as:
The Protection of Devices, Services and Networks
AND THE INFORMATION ON THEM
from Theft or Damage.
The ultimate aim of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is to prevent “dangerous” human interference with the climate system.
The potential impact from climate change and biodiversity loss includes large-scale food insecurity, water insecurity, health insecurity, infrastructure insecurity and energy insecurity.
If our climate change data is not collected, stored, processed and exchanged securely, there is a risk of uninformed and inappropriate decisions being made by those in authority.
Why it's Important
PHYSICAL & FINANCIAL RISK
According to the Bank of England, climate change poses different risks to the stability of the financial system. Physical risks such as flooding, droughts, heatwaves and storms directly impact our society, increasing insurance claims and affecting our economy.
If we are to effectively mitigate high-impact risks we must stop the pattern of misusing technological solutions, utilising corrupt or inappropriate data sets and mismanaging our high-impact projects and programmes.
LEADERSHIP & GOVERNANCE
Effective leadership is vital if we are going to successfully manage and mitigate existential risks such as climate change.
The terms threat, vulnerability and risk are frequently and mistakenly used interchangeably.
Leaders negotiating international agreements in high-impact risk programmes need to understand both the risks and the opportunities enabled by technological solutions.
HOW CAN WE HELP YOU?
Lockcode is a niche technology risk, information and cyber security consultancy, originally established in 2004 to provide certified professional security services to the HMG defence and intelligence community.
We are here to help today's leaders with professional and confidential advice, provided by one of the few National Cyber Security Centre's (NCSC) Lead Security and Information Risk Advisors.
Cyber Security Leadership & Governance
We provide online training for leaders, from basic bitesized awareness modules to advanced NCSC Certified Training courses and bespoke packages to suit your requirements.
Do you want to be certified, secure, cyber-savvy or all 3?
LEADERSHIP SKILLS & CAPABILITIES
NCSC'S 10 STEPS
10 Steps is just one example of free guidance available:
Cyber Essentials is an affordable UK Government-backed certification scheme, for organisations of all sizes.
The 5 key control areas are:
2 Secure Configuration
3 User Access Control
4 Malware Protection
5 Security Update Management
Where Do You Start?
There is a significant amount of free information, affordable training and consultancy services available online. So where do you start and how can you be sure of the credibility of what's on offer?
TAKE DIRECT AND RISK-FREE ACTION TODAY:
ACTION PLAN: STEP 2
Invest in one of our affordable bitesized cyber security courses. We have over 50 courses available with more on the way including Infosec, Data Breaches, GDPR, Identity Theft, Phishing, Viruses and Malware, Social Engineering, Ransomware, Passwords, PCI DSS, IoT, 4 Types of Leader and Managing Remote Teams!
ACTION PLAN: STEP 3
Enhance your knowledge and credibility with one of our National Cyber Security Centre Certified Training (NCSC CT) courses:
Cyber Security Leadership and Governance
The Threat to UK Businesses
Pause For Thought
WELCOME TO THE CYBER C-SUITE
As you’re probably already aware, the ‘C’ in the C-suite stands for CHIEF. It’s important to understand the scope of all the Chief roles and responsibilities in your own organization. As a leader within your organisation, if you don’t actually know who is accountable, responsible and liable for protecting your organization from cyber attacks, breaches of legislation and regulation...how can you be certain it’s not you...?
"Serious and organised crime continues to kill more people than any other national security threat, and has a corrosive impact on the UK and its citizens. Each of us is affected by it in some way. As a result, each and every one of us has a role to play in fighting it" [Lynne Owens Director General National Crime Agency (NCA)]
But what exactly is Serious and Organised Crime? And as a leader, why do you need to understand the potential impact of SOC within your organisation?
In January 2019, The House of Lords identified and published priority risk areas for the UK from threats presented by climate change:
flooding and coastal change
health, wellbeing and productivity
water supply shortages
natural ecosystems, soils and biodiversity
food production and trade
new and emerging pests and diseases
SERIOUS & ORGANISED CRIME
MITIGATING THE RISKS FROM CLIMATE CHANGE
Had we had someone of her calibre in the organisation for longer, the merger [would have been] less fraught with IT and IA issues.