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Cyber governance – future sustainability

It is a common belief that 'data is the new oil', and Information Technology (IT) supports almost every modern-day transaction, from the delivery of electricity and water to banking, shopping, manufacturing, and correspondence. The confidentiality, integrity, authenticity, and accessibility of information that enable these operations must be ensured to avoid the failure of related and unrelated information, devices, and activities. These failures expose businesses and individuals to the risk of reputation, income, assets, and the very endurance of the business or organisation and as a going concern. As a result, like sustainability, cybersecurity is now a critically important 'C-suite' issue.

Cyber governance – vendor cybersecurity assessment vital!

Many organisations in today's digital landscape rely heavily on third-party vendors who help carry out delegated operations. A third-party vendor could be a company or entity that provides certain services to your business.

Cyber governance – the challenges of interoperability

Information has undoubtedly become one of the most valuable assets for organisations, and whose dependence on it is constantly rising. At the same time, the frequency, sophistication and ferocity of cyberattacks are also increasing, posing a significant threat to business environments.

Cyber governance – the human factor

Cyber and information technology security governance refers to the system by which an organisation directs and controls IT security and, to a large extent, involves decision making to mitigate cyber risks. By definition, this implies that cyber governance determines who is authorised to make decisions regarding the adoption of frameworks and the design and implementation of effective controls, which to a significant extent rely on continuous human involvement.

SI success judged by vendor relationships

The majority of IT projects fail. According to research published by The Standish Group, of more than 50,000 IT projects between 1992 and 2004, only 29 percent were deemed successful. This problem has not lessened - consultancies such as Forrester and McKinsey regularly note a 70% failure rate among transformation projects. So even though technology procurement and delivery is changing, why hasn’t the failure rate lessened?

IT Strategy is now C-Suit

Ask a CIO where IT Strategy sits within an organisation, and you’ll likely receive the answer “in IT”. Yet, this may no longer be...

How to safeguard business in the cybercrime era?

As the world has become more connected, so too it has become more vulnerable. As more data is regularly exchanged between employees, clients, and suppliers as well as families and friends - using technologies that were designed to share information, not to protect it - we must realise that there is a greater need for more human involvement and understanding when it comes to the use of technology.


There is no doubt that cloud computing has changed the traditional approach to IT infrastructure. With many organisations under immense pressure to increase productivity while...


Fortinet advise that the growing numbers of high profile hacks are forcing enterprises to focus more on security, particularly with the growing trend of...


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