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Ten tips from a renowned cyber security expert


29 September 2016

Ramy Houssaini

Blogs by author: Ramy Houssaini, Vice President of Security Europe, BT.


Ten tips on keeping your organisation secure from cyber crime — from one of our most renowned experts.

Cyber crime — a booming business.

Right now, cyber crime costs the global economy $400 billion a year, and that number’s expected to reach $2 trillion by 2019.

If you’re not careful, a chunk of that $2 trillion could come straight from your pocket. So, the question is: how can you keep cyber crime at bay?

A good place to start is to get some solid advice on the basics of security and risk.

Some advice on how to stay secure.

When it comes to advice on cyber security and risk management, Ramy Houssaini is the man to ask. He’s an internationally-recognised cyber security expert with experience in multiple industries and organisations.

Working as a Risk and Technology Board Advisor, as well as Vice President of BT Security Europe, Ramy’s a busy man. But that didn’t stop him from putting together his ten tops tips and tricks for staying secure in a world rife with cyber crime.

These tips will arm you with enough knowledge to set the foundations for a solid, organisation-wide, security solution.

Ramy’s ten top tips and tricks.

Here’s a quick look at Ramy’s advice:

  1. Boost your digital protection with data intelligence, precision and technology.
  2. Broaden your ‘identify and protect’ mindset to include ‘detect, respond and recover’.
  3. Invest deeply in analytics; move to predictive versus reactive.
  4. Test your digital risk awareness — frequently and in an unplanned way.
  5. Adopt a service-centric view for security with a focus on transparency and automation.
  6. Make security everyone’s responsibility.
  7. Apply ‘the onion effect’.
  8. Concentrate your security supply chain.
  9. Identify critical digital processes and high-risk integration points.
  10. Reduce complexity wherever you can — in applications, infrastructure and instances.

Stay tuned for more information.

Over the next ten weeks we’ll look at each of these tips in more detail, helping you get to grips with what you need to do to stay secure. Follow us on Twitter for updates, and keep an eye out for blog one next week.