Governance & Risk Management

Balancing Business Needs With a Cybersecurity Plan

Professor Andrew Woodward Says There's Always Ongoing Tension
Andrew Woodward, executive dean of science at Australia's Edith Cowan University

Although cybersecurity plans sometimes clash with business goals, the role of security should be to enable the business and not necessarily lock everything down, says Andrew Woodward of Edith Cowan University.

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In this video interview at the recent RSA APJ 2018 conference in Singapore, Woodward discusses:

  • The state of cybersecurity readiness across businesses;
  • How regulation is shaping incident response and cybersecurity plans;
  • The difficulties in formulating and executing a cybersecurity plan.

Woodward is executive dean of science at Edith Cowan University in Perth, Australia. He has taught courses in network security, digital forensics, incident response and developing cybersecurity plans.

About the Author

Jeremy Kirk

Jeremy Kirk

Executive Editor, Security and Technology, ISMG

Kirk was executive editor for security and technology for Information Security Media Group. Reporting from Sydney, Australia, he created "The Ransomware Files" podcast, which tells the harrowing stories of IT pros who have fought back against ransomware.

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