SMB Cybersecurity Challenges: “Collaboration is our greatest armory”
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In this podcast, David is joined by Dr. Sally Eaves, Senior Policy Advisor for the Global Foundation of Cyber Studies & Research and CEO of Aspirational Futures. Sally and David examine the impact Covid-19 has had on both our professional and personal lives and the crucial role security has played in this adaption. They also discuss how the narrative around security must change and the key role collaboration plays in the future of IoT security.

·  Introduction to Sally Eaves. [1:05]

·  Technology as a cause for good. [2:32]

·  The emergence of hybrid models over the last 12 months in all aspects of everyday life and the impact this has had on IoT security. [3:18]

·  Has COVID-19 raised the awareness of the cyber threat? [7:16][SS1]

·  Companies are changing how they approach digital transformation and IoT security: CFOs, CEOs and CTOs are leading security discussions and acting as positive agents of change. [9:30]

·  The role the tech industry has in improving cyber-security education. [12:09]

·  “Security has to be embedded in every aspect of organizational strategy”. [13:28]

·  The PSA Certified 2021 Security Report: is it a surprise that smaller companies are struggling to implement best practice security? [14:22][SS2]

·  The growing security skills shortage and addressing misconceptions surrounding IoT security access and cost. [17:08]

·  5G and other emerging technologies offer a wealth of possibilities, but this needs to be underpinned by robust security infrastructure. [21:12]

·  What are the biggest challenges for CTOs and CIOs on the digital transformation journey? [22:46]

·  The importance of changing the narrative around security- it's a differentiator that can enable the future of your organization and should be embedded into the DNA of every business. [25:18]

·  What is the future going to look like in 5 years’ time? The power of collaboration as a positive contagion of change for security and climate change. [27:18]

·  Bridging the gap between the perceptions of IoT security and the realities: “collaboration is our greatest armory”. [29:12]

Sally’s main piece of advice for companies when approaching IoT security: your security strategy needs to be “holistic, flexible and scalable”.  [31:07]

Prof. Sally Eaves is Senior Policy Advisor for the Global Foundation of Cyber Studies & Research and CEO of Aspirational Futures which enhances inclusion in education and technology. A highly experienced Chief Technology Officer, Professor in Advanced Technology and Global Strategic Advisor, Sally is an Author and Speaker on Digital Transformation (Cloud Computing, Cyber Security, 5G, IoT, IIoT, AI, ML, Blockchain), Culture, Skills, Sustainability and Social Impact.

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