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Using ‘Embrace Cybersecurity’ to check on security progress

In a previous blog posts (Business and IT aligned with Cybersecurity and Baselining Cybersecurity), I introduced our ‘Embrace Cybersecurity’ (EC) model for gathering security requirements that can be used to create an information security policy. Using this method makes it easy to then also follow up on progress. We can do this by creating the…

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Baselining Cybersecurity

A new baseline A typical organisation already has a number of security controls in place to safeguard their business-critical information. However, organisations can sometimes experience these controls impeding business by being too strict. Furthermore, they see the new GDPR legislation fast approaching. They fear that controls put in place for compliance to this legislation will…

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Gain more insight and create doomsday scenarios for better threat modeling

In previous blogs you could already read about what threat modeling is, and about the 4 steps. In practice, however, threat modeling is more than just a technical analysis of your application. The threat landscape is constantly evolving, and so is your organisation. Therefore, you need to understand the technical and business context, and create…

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Our guy at the Flux50 Smart Energy Academy

From the 22nd to the 24th of November I attended the first Smart Energy Academy by Flux50, which was focused on how the energy transition will impact the various aspects of the energy landscape in Flanders. The Energy transition in Flanders consists of several large changes happening in the current context, including the introduction of larger…

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Business and IT aligned with cybersecurity

The owner of information In today’s organisation, information is primarily managed and processed by IT. The IT department is very often also made responsible for securing the information in the systems that the business uses. Reports of recent cybersecurity incidents tell us this is definitely not right and recent legislations like the GDPR agree. A…