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Collaboration is the key to effective cyber defence

Only by bringing together a range of specialists, the latest technology and operation experience, can we effectively support global 24x7 business in an increasingly digital world.
Collaboration is the key to effective cyber defenceEvery year, cyber security rises up the business agenda. Today, putting the right protection and protocols in place to defend against the growing cyber risk is front of mind for boardrooms around the world.
 
Our recent global research into cybersecurity confirms that business leaders are taking the issue as seriously as they should. In fact, 71% of C-suite respondents said it is the most significant challenge their business faces.
 
However, the research also shows a disparity between the views of our C-suite respondents and those of IT Decision Makers (ITDMs). Both groups understand that they face threats, but their perception of the nature of these threats, and the way they translate into business risks, can be very different.
 
This discrepancy is important to be aware of, particularly as our research also shows that almost three quarters of ITDM respondents (72%) expect the number and severity of cyber attacks to rise in the year ahead.
 
It’s therefore vital that business leaders start thinking about their future cyber skills requirements today, hiring the talent needed to ensure a thriving supply chain of skilled works and ideas to address this growing challenge.
 

Drive Innovation and Nurture Talent

 
It’s one of the reasons BAE Systems recently extended its partnership with world-leading cyber security accelerator Cyber London (CyLon) for an additional three years, helping to drive innovation and nurture talent in the cyber security sector.
 
This continued commitment follows a successful 18-month partnership, during which more than 23 start-up companies completed CyLon’s three-month accelerator programme of professional training and guidance from accomplished mentors, including a number of BAE Systems’ own experts. This week, the latest cohort begin their journey with CyLon.
 
This partnership supports our research, which found that businesses are on the whole welcoming increased knowledge sharing – with peers, governments and IT security firms – to bolster their defences against cyber crime. In an increasingly connected world, it’s no longer possible for organisations to work effectively in silos.
 
No one company, big or small, can solve the problem of cyber crime; it’s an issue that must be tackled industry-wide. Only by bringing together a range of specialists, the latest technology and operation experience, can we effectively support global 24X7 business in an increasingly digital world.
 
As cyber attacks become more frequent and far-reaching, collaboration – internally and externally –will ensure organisations keep up with ever-evolving cyber criminals. C-suites and ITDMs need to work together to ensure priorities are aligned and the best talent is driving innovation. It’s these people who will push the boundaries of cyber security, ensuring the defences remain as robust as possible.
 
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Richard Wilding, Director of New Ventures March 13 2017