Dive into the Solar Winds Attack

 

If 2020 has taught me anything, it’s the absolute necessity to live in our authentic TRUTH. Not at the expense of others, but at the expense of not achieving our full selves.

When we do speak our TRUTH, sometimes we repel those that are closest to us, and we attract those that we hardly know. Either way, it allows us to get closer to ourselves. Closer to what we desire. Closer to a deeper TRUTH that is only revealed to us when we see things in a new perspective.

I’m honored to be able to work with some of the most incredible individuals that I know. Whether they are an executive at a large company, owner of a small enterprise, or a leader in a nonprofit. These individuals all have one thing in common: they are Consciously Secure Leaders (CSL).

It’s about understanding that in living life to the fullest is about assessing the risk, but never at the expense of professional, personal, or soul growth. The security that they value is one that gives them greater freedom in their lives.

But it takes looking at the TRUTH to get there.

Where are you not looking at the TRUTH within your own business? How are you going to actually make 2021 a different year for your team, for your clients, for your other stakeholders, and for YOU.

I invite you on a journey with me this year to dive deep as we explore what it means to be a CSL and how you can protect your business while focusing on safety, inclusion and love.

To kick-off the year, join us for our Cybersecurity Roundtable on January 13th, diving into the Solar Winds attack, or our Consciously Secure Leadership Series event on January 27th where we dive into the 6 Fundamental Skills Business Leaders Need to Learn from Spies and Special Ops with the incredible Alana Winter Founder and CEO of Mi6 Academy. See below for both events.

Jessica Robinson is CEO of PurePoint International and works as a Virtual/Outsourced CISO to middle market businesses in financial services and insurance. Jessica and her team specialize in working with companies with start-up – $350M in revenues.

Cybersecurity Roundtable

As a C-level leader, or entrepreneur, it’s scary to think about all of the things that need to happen in a business: strategy, digital transformation, HR, sales, big data, marketing, privacy, compliance, technology, globalism, corporate responsibility, product development, and more.

There are so many responsibilities these days, so much to learn and pivot, particularly in a pandemic environment and economic downturn. It’s all moving so quickly.

It’s no surprise C-level leaders, entrepreneurs and solopreneurs wonder how to manage all of this along with cybersecurity.

The reality is it’s not going to stop. You just have to figure out how you are going to manage through it all.

If this sounds like you, you are in the right place. Yes, this can be scary, so let’s bring in a little bit of love.

Join us on December 9th at 1pm-2pm for this FREE Cybersecurity Roundtable. As a c-level leader or entrepreneur, we will cover:

  • What to pay attention to in your business when it comes to cybersecurity
  • The impact of not addressing concerns early
  • The challenge of trying to go back and fix it later

Jessica Robinson is CEO of PurePoint International and works as a Virtual/Outsourced CISO to middle market businesses in financial services and insurance. Jessica and her team specialize in working with companies with start-up – $350M in revenues.

Consciously Secure Living: To Delete or Not Delete TikTok

Should we engage on TikTok or not? Is it a national security risk or not? Well, any platform can be a security risk, it depends on how that platform is being used. We would not recommend companies allow employees to use TikTok on their company devices, unless there is a business case for it. That could be the argument for all social media platforms, however. It’s a sticky topic…especially when it comes to national security.

Jessica was featured in this Bustle article and shared some thoughts in this article that may offer some perspective.

Enjoy this article by Kaitlin Wylde.

How to Build Cybersecurity Roadmap

As a c-level leader, a cybersecurity roadmap is essential for helping to drive progress and excellence in your cybersecurity program.

“Setting clear security objectives that align with the wider business objectives is absolutely fundamental to the success of any security function.

These objectives need to be clearly communicated via a security roadmap and should be inclusive of both the security team and the wider business as a whole. For a roadmap to be effective, it needs to be understood by business leaders within the organization, whether they have a security background or not.

It becomes very difficult for you as CISO to clearly articulate what you want to achieve, let alone get buy-in from the senior leadership team without a clear plan in place. It is also hard to communicate when something is achieved or to show the true impact and value of the cyber function without a roadmap. Continuing to show value is absolutely essential when it comes to securing future investment in the cyber security program within your organization.

The changing regulatory landscape has also become an accelerator behind why it is essential to have a roadmap in place. Smaller companies and companies across almost every industry are now required to comply in ways they have never had to before. Regulation drives actions and actions need to be adequately scoped with the appropriate resources allocated as part of a broader roadmap.”

Read more about what Jessica has to share. Click here to download How to Build Cybersecurity Roadmap published by Stott & May.