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Cyber Governance: The Gap

In the realm of cybersecurity, traditional program management approaches often fall short, plagued by fragmented data, manual processes, and subjective assessments. This not only hampers the ability to defend budgets but also challenges cybersecurity leaders to justify the necessary funding for initiatives aimed at meeting stakeholders' expectations and goals. The cybersecurity landscape today is in dire need of solutions that not only address the operational aspects but also bolster governance, enabling leaders to present their strategies in terms understandable to senior management and boards.

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6 Steps to Effectively Implement Cyber Governance

Implementing effective cyber governance within an organization is a critical step towards safeguarding its digital assets and ensuring operational resilience. This process, far from being a static set of rules, requires a dynamic and ongoing commitment to adapting cybersecurity practices in line with evolving threats and business objectives. This comprehensive guide outlines the essential steps and strategies necessary for the practical establishment and maintenance of a robust cyber governance framework.

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Why is Cyber Governance Important?

In today's digital age, understanding and implementing effective cyber governance has become a critical component of an organization's overall health and resilience. Cyber governance goes beyond mere compliance and risk management; it represents a strategic asset essential for safeguarding sensitive data and digital assets against increasingly sophisticated and pervasive cyber threats. This comprehensive blog explores the significance of cyber governance in today's organizations, highlighting its role in protection against cyber threats, ensuring compliance, fostering a culture of security awareness, bolstering business continuity, and aligning cybersecurity with business objectives.

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What is Cyber Governance?

Navigating the complex landscape of cyber governance is crucial in today's digital era, where the security and integrity of digital assets are paramount. This comprehensive blog delves into the essence of cyber governance, its core components, challenges, and leading practices for building a resilient organization. Understanding what cyber governance truly entails is the foundation of this journey. It goes beyond basic cybersecurity compliance to create a management framework that not only ensures the security and integrity of digital assets but also aligns with the organization's overall objectives and risk appetite.

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How to get ahead of what cyber regulators are doing

I’d never felt the need to snap a selfie in front of a regulator’s headquarters before, until last week. When I was in Washington DC, I visited the cybersecurity industry’s favorite regulator: The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

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What's new in the amended New York State Department of Financial Services cybersecurity requirements

The New York State Department of Financial Services recently amended their cybersecurity requirements. The updates are effective starting this month (November 2023).

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October marks the 20th Cybersecurity Awareness Month

As the leaves change color and temperatures drop, October brings more than just pumpkin spice lattes and Halloween festivities. It's also been designated as Cybersecurity Awareness Month. This annual observance has been celebrated for nearly two decades, serving as a reminder of the ever-increasing importance of protecting our digital lives.

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NSB Cyber Partners with Avertro

We are proud to announce that we will be partnering with NSB Cyber, an Australian-founded and privately owned cyber company with a mission to assist Australian businesses in building and maintaining their cyber resilience and defend themselves with confidence against the potential for cyber attacks.

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NIST CSF 1.1 vs 2.0 Public Draft Circuit Board

NIST released the public draft of the NIST CSF 2.0 last week. Many have noticed there's a brand new function: Govern.

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A Closer Look at SEC's Cyber Risk Management Rules

Following the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) publication of its highly anticipated “Cybersecurity Risk Management, Strategy, Governance, and Incident Disclosure” rules, Dr. Ivano Bongiovanni and Ian Yip delved into the key components and reflected on implications for organisations.

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Decrypting NIST CSF 2.0: Unlocking the Power of AI in Cybersecurity

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) remains instrumental in cybersecurity. Their recent release of the Discussion Draft for NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) 2.0, marks a significant milestone in updating this influential framework.

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My Executives Don't Listen to Me: Why Your Cybersecurity Team is Struggling

We’ve been saying that cybersecurity is a board-level issue now for years. However, cybersecurity teams continue to struggle to get the attention that cyber risk deserves from directors and executives.

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Cyber Audit Team Partners with Avertro

We are proud to announce that we will be partnering with Cyber Audit Team (CAT), a leading provider of cyber security solutions, to deliver strategic cyber security guidance for clients to enhance effective decision-making and planning. 

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Avertro announced as part of the Tampa Bay Wave’s latest CyberTech Accelerator cohort

Avertro joins startups across the U.S., Israel, Mexico, and Singapore as part of the Tampa Bay Wave’s 2023 CyberTech Accelerator cohort.

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Cybersecurity and the Australian Federal Budget: October 2022 Edition

As with the past few budgets, I looked for the cybersecurity line items so you don’t have to.

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Announcing CyberHQ® support for the AICD CSCRC Cyber Security Governance Principles

The Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and Australian Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre (CSCRC) released their Cyber Security Governance Principles on Friday. Our team spent some time analysing it and can proudly claim to be the first SaaS platform to support it.

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How to find us at AISA CyberCon 2022

The Australian Information Security Association (AISA) is holding its marquee Australian Cyber Conference 2022 (CyberCon) in Melbourne from the 11th to the 13th of October 2022. Here are all the ways you'll be able to find us there.

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Happy third birthday to us!

Less than half of businesses make it to their third birthday. We're proud that we've beaten the odds and going from strength-to-strength.

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ASIC finally has the fangs to ensure companies actively manage their cyber resilience

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) just released its latest Corporate Plan, which outlines their “priorities over the next four years to achieve a fair, strong and efficient financial system for all Australians”.

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What is Phishing? And How to Protect Your Tech Startup From Them

Phishing ranks #2 as the most expensive causes of a data breach. Priyal explains what Phishing is, the motives behind attackers and how you can protect your organisation.

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How to Respond if Your Business Is Impacted by a Cyber Attack

Have you fallen victim to a cyber attack? Here's 10 steps on how to respond.

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What’s the Bare Minimum Security You Need as a Technology Startup?

Are you a technology startup and aren't sure what security you need? We break down the basics.

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Are You a Tech Startup? Set up Your Cybersecurity Processes in 4 Quick Steps

Not sure where to start? Here are 4 quick and easy steps to setting up your tech startup's cybersecurity.

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The Keys to Effective Cyber Leadership

What are the keys to effective cyber leadership? Based on an industry study, this article aims to provide insights in answering that question.

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What’s the ART to creating an authentic culture in organisations?

The right culture in an organisation is critical. What are the keys to success? Sophia Pace, Priyal Bhosale, and Ian Yip explore.

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A World First

Our CEO Ian uncovers why our product is a world first.

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The Cyber-Why Company

Who is Avertro? And what problems do we actually solve?

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Cyber Strategy and Leadership: The key to delivering real cyber resilience for our nation and allies

Avertro's Executive Advisor, Jamie Norton breaks down the missing links for improving our nation’s cyber resilience .

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Avertro has been accepted into the NSW Going Global Export Program

Avertro has been accepted specifically into the Singapore-focused part of the program, where Global NSW will provide tailored trade services with Singapore technology ecosystem experts, mentors and partners to identify business opportunities and implement a Singapore export strategy.

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2020 in review

It’s been a tough year, and enough has been said about it. So, I’m going to focus on some of the positive aspects.

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Relaunching our website

Avertro's been around for over a year now, and we've had the same simple website that's been up since day one. It's time to refresh our web presence.

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