Deliver Your Security Message at an Understandable Level

Infosecurity Magazine | February 13, 2019

Deliver Your Security Message at an Understandable Level
Speaking at The European Information Security Summit 2019 in London, Condé Nast International CISO Nick Nagle said that threat intelligence is easily collected, but it can also be translated across the business. In his talk 'Effective threat intelligence communication strategies: Upwards, downwards and outwards' Nagle explained that threat intelligence is readily available, but turning it into actionable awareness points for the business requires another level of capability. He said: “Know your audience, who are you trying to translate it to? What is the culture of the organization? How is the message going to land? What is the best way to send that message out? What is really going to grab people’s attention? Everyone has email overload, so how do you get that threat intel out there?” Nagle recommended getting the basic points across, and to avoid “a condescending explanation” as executives often know the basics, but give them the option to learn more.

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With the emergence of the voluminous amount of data in the recent past, there has been an increased potential for mining this data to obtain fruitful information, leading to the dawn of the term 'Big data'. In this paper, the authors aim to introduce the challenges that are faced to maintain the authentication and integrity in big data. Big data was developed to provide voluminous data while protecting the integrity of data. They further provide a comparative study on various methods which can help resolve the following issues.

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