To kick off a new year and a new series of the Practical Futurist Podcast, we spoke about a topic the World Economic Forum has identified as one of the top global threats – cyber attacks, This episode features Nick Coleman who is IBM’s Global Head of Cyber Security Risk where he specialises in evaluating risks from cyber adversaries, digital transformation and regulation.
Before joining IBM he served as The UK Government’s National Reviewer of Security, and authored “The Coleman Report” for the UK Parliament. Nick holds an MBA with distinction, and is a Fellow and Chair of Digital at the Institution of Engineering & Technology.
He regularly advises boards around the world on digital leadership, and how to manage risk that results from traditional and emerging business models, and how to create trust and resilience.
We spoke about topics such as:
- Where are we at in 2020 with cybersecurity?
- The WEF has designated cyber as a global risk
- The average data breach takes 279 days to fix
- Spotting patterns to help detect attacks
- Do consumers care enough about cyber security?
- Should executives and the board be cyber aware?
- Getting business schools interested in cyber security
- How ready are you for a crisis?
- Running cyber fire drills
- Using AI to prevent attacks
- Hyperpersonalised attacks
- The employee as part of the ‘last mile’ of security
- Removing the friction from cybersecurity
- Cloud security and GDPR
- The 5 stages of responding to an attack
- Addressing the cybersecurity skills gap
- Cyber role models
- What can small companies do to get ready?
- Three things to do this week
1. Think about what is critical
2. Think about what “good” looks like
3. Who do you call when something bad happens?