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3 Tips for Corporate Battle Plans against Cyber-Attacks

There are some things that can really ruin your day, like spilling a drink on yourself, or having your entire corporate network compromised by a crime syndicate. One of those might be a mildly bigger deal than the other. But let’s talk about the less important one: cyber-attacks. An article for Forbes shares three basic tips to fend them off:

  1. Hire and continuously train top talent.
  2. Demand collaboration between CIOs and CHROs.
  3. Ensure cultural fit and leadership.

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There are chivalrous genius nerds and devious genius nerds. The devious ones have probably already hacked into places they had no business being in the past—and incidentally, that makes them probably the best people to hire to lead security efforts. But wherever these security-(or anti-security-)minded people come from, it is up to CIOs to provide regular information and education on new security trends.

At the moment, most businesses just do not have much of anyone who has strong cyber-security skills. CIOs need to work closer with CHROs (Chief Human Resource Officers) to develop strategies that attract cyber-security professionals to work for them. And about the third point, the article relates this:

… multinational companies need executives that have the depth and breadth of experience required to manage… cybersecurity threats…

That said, having technical knowledge is only half of what is required of today’s FTSE 200 / Fortune 500 CIO. Companies also need to find candidates that understand the global technology landscape to be able to address threats and roadblocks from countries like China and Russia. They also need to find candidates that provide the right cultural fit to be able to serve in a leadership role, including the ability to communicate their position on IT issues to Board members and employees alike.

You can view the original article here: http://www.forbes.com/sites/ciocentral/2016/11/10/3-imperatives-in-creating-corporate-battle-plans-to-combat-cyber-attacks/

About John Friscia

John Friscia is the Editor of Computer Aid's Accelerating IT Success. He began working for Computer Aid, Inc. in 2013 and continues to provide graphic design support for AITS. He graduated summa cum laude from Shippensburg University with a B.A. in English.

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