(Video) What questions should I be asking about my cyber risk

Roger Smith, CEO at R & I ICT Consulting Services Pty Ltd, Amazon #1 author on Cybercrime and founder of the SME Security Framework | Speaker | Consultant | Trainer discusses –  What questions should I be asking about my cyber risk

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Hello my name is Roger and today I’d like to ask you what questions I should be asking about my cyber risk. Because today’s business world the problem with the digital security, cyber crimes, cyber criminals, cyber security is really paramount to making sure that you are protecting not only your business and your technology and your trade secrets and intellectual property, but you are protecting your staff or you’re protecting your clients and making sure their information is not being done out solid.

So you have to make sure that you have checked your visibility. If you have systems in place that are trademarked, have you made sure that nobody else can see it? So the other thing you need to question is how accurate is the reporting from the systems that are in place to protect you from cyber crime and cyber criminals?

When it comes to protecting yourself against cyber crime, I don’t know it really. John [1:13 inaudible name] your I.T. person doesn’t know everything, because if he knew everything he’d be a computer as well.

So you have to find ways of testing your systems. Doing penetration tests. Testing your website. Making sure everything is in the right place at the right time. In addition to the cyber risk of the technology, what about your staff?

Are you educating your staff in good cyber security, suppose for a [1:46 inaudible] because I don’t want to catch a bug from someone else, so you’re making sure that your staff aren’t in that position to infect someone else with a bug.

As we change and go forward with technology and technology gets better and more compact and does other things as well, is your risk management updated regularly? Do you have a regular look at what is at risk, what parts of the business are at risk, and why you haven’t been guarded against those risks?

So thank you very much.

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Roger Smith, is an educator. Teaching students at ADFA (UNSW) and showing them how vulnerable they are to cybercrime.

He is also CEO at R & I ICT Consulting Services Pty Ltd, an Amazon #1 author on Cybercrime and founder of the SME Security Framework. He is a Consultant who specialises in inexpensive and highly effective security strategies for small and medium businesses and not for profit organisations.

He has developed and authored the SME Security Framework and the Security Policy Training Course which are considered to be the definitive guides to helping SME's protect their organisation using the principles of Technology, Management, Adaptability and Compliance.