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Information Security: Guarding Against Cyber Threats

With the increasing reliance on computers in business operations, information security has become a critical concern. Surprisingly, many businesses overlook the importance of Protecting against these attacks requires a forward-thinking and threat-led approach, implementing comprehensive cybersecurity measures to mitigate risks.

Physical Security: Protecting the Tangible

While cybersecurity measures are crucial, they are meaningless if physical security is compromised. Criminals can bypass digital defenses by gaining direct access to systems through physical breaches. Unfortunately, companies often overlook the significance of physical security, leaving their servers and data vulnerable. Regular testing and evaluation of physical security measures are essential to identify weaknesses and ensure robust protection of assets.

Executive Security: Safeguarding Sensitive Information

Executives within organizations possess highly sensitive information, making them prime targets for cybercriminals. Their mailboxes often contain critical data, and they may have authority over financial transactions. Understanding how executives are exposed on the internet and dark web is crucial in defending against attacks. Artificial intelligence advancements have increased the threats in this domain, necessitating periodic collation of intelligence about executives' online exposure. By identifying potential threat vectors, organizations can implement appropriate security measures to protect their executives and sensitive information.

Counter and Operational Intelligence: Staying Ahead of Threats

Gathering intelligence and preventing others from doing so is paramount in today's threat landscape. Nation states and companies operating in more "relaxed" markets pose significant threats to organizations worldwide. Whether it's small businesses creating intellectual property or large enterprises processing substantial financial transactions, the need for effective counter and operational intelligence has never been greater. By understanding potential threats and adversaries, organizations can proactively mitigate risks and protect their interests.

Threat Intelligence and Awareness: Understanding the Enemy

To defend against threats, it is crucial to understand how attackers target businesses and individuals. In this hyper-connected age, every individual within an organization should have a comprehensive understanding of potential threats. Awareness programs and training sessions can educate employees on common attack vectors, phishing attempts, and best practices for staying safe online. By fostering a culture of cybersecurity awareness, businesses can significantly reduce their vulnerability to cyber threats.

Workshops: Empowering Organizations with Playbooks and Frameworks

To bolster an organization's cybersecurity capabilities, workshops are invaluable tools. These interactive sessions delve into various aspects of cybersecurity, equipping participants with practical knowledge and skills. Workshops may cover topics such as creating playbooks for incident response, developing frameworks for risk assessment, and implementing best practices for cybersecurity operations. By engaging in these workshops, businesses can enhance their ability to respond to threats effectively

John Whalen

He is an established cybersecurity and technology professional who has gained extensive experience in building, growing, and maturing information security ecosystems within organizations. He has spent 15 years as a cybersecurity leader and has a background in Engineering, Operations, Operational Security, and GRC. He has also managed teams of up to 10 people and has experience as a CTO and in technology operations.

John is a practitioner of holistic information security governance and business-aligned compliance, and has intimate experience with frameworks and best practices, major audits, and regulatory compliance, including SOC1, SOC2, PCI DSS, ISO27001, ISO27017, ISO27018, ISO27701, NIST, HIPAA, FedRAMP, and GDPR.

As a due diligence partner, John conducts technology and security assessments, transition planning, and post-transaction technology and process integration.

John is a people-centric leader who builds performing teams that top job satisfaction surveys regardless of internal cultures. He is also a business process engineer and status quo challenger with a track record of building organizational governance processes that eliminate inefficiencies, catalyze revenue generation, improve competitive stance, and attract and retain amazing talent.



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