Jean-Baptiste Bres

Chief Information Security Officer

Super Risk Symposium - Melbourne 14/08

I was honoured to be one of the speakers at the Super Risk Symposium organised by the AIST in Melbourne on 14/08.

It was a great session, on the impact of the new CPS 234 regulation, thanks to Rob Pickering who facilitated the debate and to Joss Howard and Matt O'Keefe for their great insights.

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Security Designer @ Xinja

Last but not least, we are also hiring a Security Designer, a strategically critical role in defining and assessing Xinja’s security strategy, architecture and practices.

If you think this is something for you, contact me or visit Xinja career website for more information.

Security Designer

Info Sec GRC Manager @ Xinja

Another great opening in the Xinja Security Team. We are looking for an Information Security GRC Manager!

This is a key role for the organisation: You will manage the information risk and security governance, focussing on raising standards and awareness, as well as providing assurance and monitoring compliance with policies and standards.

If you think this is something for you, contact me or visit Xinja career website for more information.

More openings coming soon…
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DevSecOps role @ Xinja

Another great new security-related role we are recruiting for at Xinja: we are looking for a DevSecOps engineer with a focus on security automation. You’ll be embedded in the DevOps team to facilitate continuous delivery of secure, quality software to the Xinja Banking Platform using DevSecOps practices and principles. You’ll need to have a broad cross section of skills along with a strong consultative approach.
You’ll work with software engineers and security experts to ensure that the right practices are in place and to take the security lead on automating the path to production to enable deployment of changes with no manual intervention and in a highly secure manner.
We run a small, crack team of DevOps engineers to help us to build out a world class continuous integration and delivery pipeline for the Xinja Banking Platform as we continue to scale at pace. You will ensure security standards are upheld and secure coding practices maintained.
You should know that we do things a little differently at Xinja. You won’t be micromanaged and will have the flexibility to choose the tools you need to get your work done. Along with the team you work with, you’ll be given autonomy on how you design and build DevSecOps processes as long as it stays within the guidance of the Xinja Software Development Lifecycle and Information Security Management System. You should be comfortable with pushing new tools and processes and challenging the norms of secure software development and deployment.

If you think this is something for you,
contact me or visit Xinja career website for more information.

More openings coming soon…
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DevSecOps

Security Analyst role @ Xinja

I am recruiting a Security Analyst to join the fantastic security team at Xinja. The role will be responsible for assisting in building upon and improving Xinja’s Information Security Program. You will be the primary technical security resource in a small team responsible for the day-to-day operations of the security of all things Xinja.

If you think this is something for you, contact me or visit Xinja career website for more information.

More openings coming soon… 😉

Security Analyst

Your inbox is spying on you

It seems that Technology and Privacy still have a long road to go to work hand-in-hand. Security is still - for a lot of organisations - an afterthought and not an inherent part of the design.

"When we built [our company], we focused only on the needs of our customers. We did not consider potential bad actors." 😧

Read more: https://lnkd.in/gRWsFKW

Super Risk Symposium - Melbourne 14/08

I am very honoured to be one of the speakers at the next Super Risk Symposium organised by the AIST in Melbourne on 14/08. I will be discussing being CPS compliant with 2 great experts: Joss Howard (Head of Risk Management and Governance Consulting, APAC, NCC Group) and Matt O'Keefe (Partner, KPMG).

Information security is all about risk management. With APRA’s CPS 234 framework now live, how do funds need to be secured and why? What is an acceptable risk? And what is the lasting impact if valuable data is compromised, exposed or unavailable?
This session will explore how funds are demonstrating compliance with the new prudential standard and the strategies being used in safeguarding systems against information security threats.

[Update] Info and tickets at https://bit.ly/2GGHp8v

RBA details disaster recovery efforts

Disaster Recovery is a complex exercise. For the few of us who had to manage a crisis and ensure a full recovery of critical business activities, we know that despite all the planning, testing and simulation we have done, there are always elements we did not foresee.

In August 2018, the Reserve Bank of Australia faced a disruption to the power supplying the data centre at one of its site (primary and backup) due to a vendor error. Then multiple factors, from super-high security to plain bad luck, made the recovery difficult, and the bank did not manage to recover within their recovery time objective (RTO).
This article details the extent of the events. It is a very interesting story for everybody interested in continuity and disaster recovery. And also kudo to the RBA for the retrospective analysis of their own efforts, their honesty about what did not go as well as planned, and their transparency in sharing their findings with the rest of the industry.

Is your cybersecurity training reaching the right people?

People attitude toward security is probably the most important factor when it comes to ensure a good Security strategy is in place. Even with the right technical protections, if people do not act carefully, it is not going to work out! So awareness is key. And targeting the right audience is critical to ensure the right outcome. On that topic, ZDNet published an interesting article titled: Is your cybersecurity training reaching the right people?

Want to Take Better Notes? Ditch the Laptop for a Pen and Paper

An interesting read about how using pen and paper helps you to take better notes than using a computer: Want to Take Better Notes? Ditch the Laptop for a Pen and Paper, Says Science

I personally always struggled taking notes on a computer and have been a fierce user of notebooks (especially since I discovered reusable ones). Well now I will have an even better excuse to continue doing so 😄