In 2023, I've gathered some juicy revelations and epic takeaways that will help make you the cybersecurity guru in your company.

Here are some things that have stood out to me.

You Can't Protect What You Don't Know.

Picture this: you're off to the doctor's office for your annual checkup. They ask routine questions, like "Any stomach pain? Are you sleeping well?" These queries help them assess your health. Well, cyber risk assessments work the same way! They give you insights into your business's vulnerabilities, just like a doctor's visit. These assessments are necessary steps in maintaining a healthy cybersecurity posture.

Audits vs. Assessments: What's the Difference?

Ever thought audits and assessments were the same thing? You're not alone! Audits have a formal vibe, often carried out by third-party auditors, ensuring the adequacy and effectiveness of your cybersecurity controls. Assessments, on the other hand, are less formal and help identify risks and vulnerabilities.

Strong Cybersecurity First, Compliance Second.

Having a rock-solid cybersecurity plan is crucial. Compliance frameworks, like SOC2 certifications, are popular among businesses, showcasing their commitment to protecting customer and employee data. But before diving into compliance, building a strong, secure system is essential. Doing the right thing, one byte at a time. 😉

We all have a hand in keeping our data (and others) safe!

If learned these things through hosting The Tea on Cybersecurity. What I’ve shared above is just the tip of the iceberg! If you're ready for a deep dive into the world of cybersecurity, I encourage you to tune in to the full episode.

Listening to the full episode will empower you with the following:

  • Knowledge of penetration tests

  • Why it’s essential to be proactive when it comes to cybersecurity

  • The importance of cybersecurity awareness training

  • Plus so much more!

Remember, knowledge is power, and cybersecurity is the key to a worry-free digital world. Stay tuned, stay safe, and keep sipping in the knowledge.