Calamity Monitoring, chief executive officer, Daniel Lewkovitz says checking, testing and retesting your security systems is the only way to ensure your organisation.

The differences between physical security and cybersecurity and the concepts underpinning them have narrowed in recent years, according to an expert at RIMS Australiasia 2019 conference in Sydney. 

Calamity Monitoring, chief executive officer, Daniel Lewkovitz said the security industry is the worst it has been in 20 years and told delegates that if they are transferring risk by that method “you might want to rethink that”.

He stressed that checking and testing and retesting your security systems is vital to ensuring that your business is compliant. 

From getting buy-in from staff to getting the technical aspects right, Lewkovitz said, “Security begins and ends with your weakest link. There is no point in having a strong cyber wall if someone can just walk into your office and steal your actual server.”

One of the best ways to deal with getting management buy-in for security within a business is by ’gamefying’ your workplace, he said. He encouraged risk managers to “make security fun” for staff to get the required level of engagement by running scenarios. 

“These things take time. It is important not to get distracted by shiny things. You guys are the first and last line of defence in your organisation. The next step is an insurance claim which doesn’t measure intangible losses,” said Lewkovitz.

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