Every firm faces the possibility of a cyberattack, but they all approach that risk in various ways. Nobody anticipates that SMBs will tackle cybersecurity in the same way as a major company, or that a legacy organisation will have the same appetite for risk as a startup. Similar to this, an organization’s ability to protect itself against an attack is influenced by a number of variables, such as its size, industry, supply chain resources, outsourcing and remote work policies, and level of global presence.
The chief information security officer (CISO) at Sinclair Broadcast is John McClure. Sinclair Broadcast is a significant news and sports broadcaster in the United States, with close to 200 television stations, streaming services, and digital platforms. Sinclair, according to McClure, transports emergency broadcast signals, making it part of the critical infrastructure even though it suffers many of the same cybersecurity risks that any firm does. The dissolving network borders and the need to discover measures to preserve the network as people’s working habits continue to evolve are two issues McClure has encountered over the past five years. Security Company Bayswater
Doug Shepherd is the senior director of Jones Lang LaSalle’s (JLL) offensive security services unit. JLL is a global commercial real estate corporation with 90,000 workers across more than 60 nations. According to Shepherd, JLL used to be more of a brand than a business, but in recent years, it has grown more integrated and operates according to the JLL model. According to him, the company’s main cybersecurity worries centre on combining all the various office networks into a single model and standardising individual security
procedures into a single corporate security policy.
The director of security engineering of Aptiv, a global manufacturer of automotive technology with 170,000 workers across 165 facilities, is Luis Cunha. According to Cunha, endpoint security across all technologies is a big concern, and operational technology security is just as critical to Aptiv as information technology.
In a company with such a dispersed organisational structure, outsourcing meant that each office defined its own policies. JLL’s decision to stop outsourcing is motivated by its focus on unified security. According to Shepherd, the objective is to lessen the organization’s reliance on outsourcing and eventually hire contractors that collaborate closely with the security team. Security Company Chertsey
Sinclair’s McClure didn’t give specific figures; all he said was that his security staff complies with industry standards. Security at Sinclair is handled both internally and outside. According to McClure, Sinclair relies on outsourcing for expertise like threat hunting that is hard to find and keep on staff.