Jamie Frearson joined the Cydea team in 2021 after 5 years working in the engineering sector. Certified in Information Security Management Principles, Jamie works with businesses to identify and strengthen their cyber security posture in an ever-changing digital world.
Testing your organisation's response to cyber incidents
It’s 7:30am. You wake up to 17 missed calls and a dozen messages from staff saying they’re locked out of their machines, and all they can see is a message asking for 50 bitcoins to decrypt the company’s data.
Startup cyber security requirements
As a startup, it can be overwhelming to know where to start when it comes to cyber security, and the approaches adopted by larger organisations are often not suitable to be applied on a smaller scale as they are both costly and resource intensive.
Why cyber risks should belong to business decision makers and not the IT department
Risk management is an essential part of business. It heavily relies on two things: a way of qualifying/quantifying risks pertaining to a certain area of the business, and a decision being made on the method of treatment for each risk.
Starting a career in the world of cyber security
For the first four years of my professional life I worked as a Development Engineer in the Automotive Engineering industry. It’s been a full year now since I made the decision to change fields to the rapidly expanding industry of Cyber Security, and now feels like a good time to reflect on my journey so far: my background, why I made the jump, and my reflections against what I expected.
Why is estimating an important skill?
How many sweets are in the jar? As well as playing an important role in our daily lives, estimates are crucial to an organisation’s success.