Why cyber criminals should be targeting SME’s & how AI will impact the cyber landscape – An Interview with Steve Wright

As CISO and GDPR advisor to the Bank of England, and former Group Data Privacy & Infosec Officer of John Lewis, Steve Wright is considered one of the leading minds in data privacy and security. He is a published author and has recently released a whitepaper on GDPR Maturity Framework.

 

We met with Steve to learn about:

  • How cyber security differs for small and large organisations
  • The role of senior leadership in shaping the security strategy
  • The likely pros and cons of robotics and machine learning on cyber security
  • How to get heard at board level as a CISO

 

WATCH THE FULL INTERVIEW BELOW:

1) What would your advice be to a CISO trying to get heard at board level?

2) Do you find that you encounter the same challenges across all organisations?

3) Do you think it’s easier to address challenges as a small organisation?

4) Do you think small organisations attract less attention from potential criminals?

5) How significant should a CEO’s role be in shaping an organisation’s security strategy?

6) How does cyber security fit within broader digital transformation programmes?

7) How do you see technology such as robotics and machine learning affecting cyber security?

8) What are the implications from a brand’s perspective of getting cyber security wrong?

 

1) WHAT WOULD YOUR ADVICE BE TO A CISO TRYING TO GET HEARD AT BOARD LEVEL?

 

2) DO YOU FIND THAT YOU ENCOUNTER THE SAME CHALLENGES ACROSS ALL ORGANISATIONS?

 

3) DO YOU THINK IT’S EASIER TO ADDRESS CHALLENGES AS A SMALL ORGANISATION?

 

4) DO YOU THINK SMALL ORGANISATIONS ATTRACT LESS ATTENTION FROM POTENTIAL CRIMINALS?

 

5) HOW SIGNIFICANT SHOULD A CEO’S ROLE BE IN SHAPING AN ORGANISATION’S SECURITY STRATEGY?

 

6) HOW DOES CYBER SECURITY FIT WITHIN BROADER DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION PROGRAMMES?

 

7) HOW DO YOU SEE TECHNOLOGY SUCH AS ROBOTICS AND MACHINE LEARNING AFFECTING CYBER SECURITY?

 

8) WHAT ARE THE IMPLICATIONS FROM A BRAND’S PERSPECTIVE OF GETTING CYBER SECURITY WRONG?