Jean-Baptiste Bres

Chief Information Security Officer

Conference Transcript: Building an Information Security Policy Framework

Following my presentation on Building an Information Security Policy Framework at the "Implementing CPS 234" conference held in Sydney in May 2019, I received many requests to publish a transcript. Thank you all for your interest and for the large amount of feedback you shared with me. As promised, here is an augmented transcript of my presentation.

It covers an overview of what a Policy Framework is, and why it is an essential part of any Information Security program; the various existing frameworks used across the industry, their strengths and limitations; a methodology to create a flexible framework, supported by a risk assessment and a strong understanding of the assets owned by the institution and the threats they are exposed to; and an approach to define an adequate control set and how to prioritise its implementation. Read More…

Creating a Secure Bring-Your-Own-Device Strategy

Corporate reality is that there is a growing interest from employees to use their personal devices for work. This can have a very positive impact on business – choosing which device is best for them and when, empowers workers and makes them more productive – but it also raises many security concerns for the enterprise – especially around access, confidentiality of information, compliance, security and privacy.

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In order to define how employees will be able to interact with the corporate resources, the Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) strategy is a critical part of your journey toward BYOD. It is there to define the capabilities your organisation offers to employees to use their personal laptops, smartphones or tablets for work.

To assist you in your journey, this article covers how to answer these questions and what are the options available for you in order to create a secure BYOD strategy.

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APRA CPS 234: Are you ready?

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) just published the final version of the Prudential Standard CPS 234 (Information Security), that will be enforceable by 1 July 2019. Have you assessed your readiness? This article reviews the main expectations from the regulator and provides some guidance on how to ensure timely compliance.
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Security 101 – Why is it not safe to share sensitive information by email?

You are regularly being reminded by your security team that sharing sensitive information by email is not safe. But why? Well, good question. Here are some answers Read More…

Understanding Meltdown and Spectre

As an executive or senior manager, what should I know and what should my company be doing about Meltdown and Spectre?
If you are not an IT Security specialist and you have been trying to understand what all the fuss is about - you are probably struggling to find articles that are not overly technical or too generic. Hopefully, this one will be answer your questions.
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