Blog CSO, Full Skope, Security Transformation This is the Year We Strengthen Cybersecurity Through Collaboration
Feb 03 2021

This is the Year We Strengthen Cybersecurity Through Collaboration

Cybercrime pays no regard to international borders, and effectively fighting cybercrime is a process that has always relied upon countries collaborating and sharing data. As geopolitical manoeuvres have cast uncertainty around some of our established mechanisms for collaboration, many in this sector have felt a degree of trepidation heading into this year.

Clarification of the frameworks and regulations that will replace some of the tried, tested but outgoing agreements have been drip-fed through to IT and security leaders; however, many of us are still feeling confused about both obligations and opportunities for cyber defence tactics.

Even so, there are clear signs that we are learning good lessons, both from our previous successes and those of our enemies. Security professionals are successful when we collaborate and I am confident that none of the challenges we have seen in 2020 and beyond will thwart us in our natural inclination to work together.

In my latest article from BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, I dig into cybersecurity’s collaborative past, the current barriers to collaboration, and the overall power of collaboration in cybersecurity, among many other things, while looking at how 2021 will be the year cybersecurity vendors and professionals will take back international collaboration.

If you’d like to discuss further how you’re seeing the benefits of this collaboration in your own security organization, connect with me on LinkedIn where we can continue the conversation.

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Neil Thacker is a veteran information security professional and a data protection and privacy expert well-versed in the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR).
Neil Thacker is a veteran information security professional and a data protection and privacy expert well-versed in the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR).