Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Does IT Security matter?

In November last year I was invited to QUT in Brisbane to give a talk on a topic of my choice. I finally decided upon Does It Security Matter?, a play on the well-known book from Nicholas Carr.

My main message was (and remains)
  • There is a dependency between IT and IT Security but not a strategic relation
  • IT and IT Security are good neighbours but not good friends
  • IT Security is one area competing for attention and funding, amongst many
  • If you don’t make IT security matter, it won’t
  • Focus on securing business processes not the process of securing
  • Excel is your new best friend - make your spreadsheets work with their (business) spreadsheets
You can find the full powerpoint here.