Cyber security involves protecting organisations from cyber risks, the threats to organisations caused by digital technology. These risks can cause direct damage to revenues and profits as well as indirect damage through reduced efficiency, lower employee morale, and reputational damage. Cyber security is often thought to be the domain of specialist IT professionals however, cyber risks are found across and within organisations. Unfortunately, many managers outside IT feel they are ill equipped to deal with cyber risks and the use of jargon makes the subject especially hard to understand. For this reason cyber threats are worse than they really need to be. The reality is that the threat from cyber risks is constantly growing, thus non-technical managers need to understand and manage it. As well as offering practical advice, the author guides readers through the processes that will enable them to manage and mitigate such threats and protect their organisations.
Jeremy Swinfen Green is Director of Business Insight at digital agency Smart Cookie and founder of the digital governance consultancy Mosoco. He has over 20 years' experience of digital business. He was early into the digital media space, founding digital media agency Multimedia Dimensions in 1993, advising Omnicom on one of their first digital ventures BMP interAction in 1994 and joining Aegis as digital media director in 1995. He has advised a wide variety of public and private sector organisations on their digital business strategies. In addition as leader of several digital businesses, he has had hands-on experience of the issues surrounding cyber security, data compliance and business continuity as experienced by SMEs. He is a member of the Performance and Finance Board of TechUK (the UK’s trade organisation for the Technology Industry) and a member of the Institute of Risk Management’s cyber security SIG.