#DTXNOW: Time to Remove Security from IT

#DTXNOW: Time to Remove Security from IT

Speaking on a session titled “Is top level security possible on a shoestring budget?” as part of Digital Transformation Expo, security specialists were asked by moderator Jeremy White what their top tips were on what not to do, and how to run security more efficiently.





Asked on what their recommendations were on the one thing businesses should not be doing to operate a cybersecurity system on a shoestring, Simon Honey, cybersecurity and data protection companies advisor at the Institute of Directors, said it is “having people who don’t know what they are doing running the process.” He said he has found this situation over and over again, as IT people think security is about stopping viruses and making better firewalls, “but it is more than that, you’ve got to think about culture, you’ve got to think about security as in the whole culture of the business.”





John Rouffas, CISO of Bink, said it is about being able to “impart what the critical knowledge is with people within the organization, and to supplement that with your knowledge and supplement that together to make it work.” He said the last thing you want is for you or the company to make assumptions for you, as that can cause problems. “Security really is an organism; it grows and needs to be helping the whole time, and it is very much a journey.”





Looking at tips to run security more efficiently, Rouffas said the most important thing i ..