14th May 2018
Security is not the most popular topic during management meetings. The question usually is: in view of the most recent risk assessment, can we justify the limited budget for security investments? In follow-up of his last blog, Koen Maris, CTO Cybersecurity at Atos, shares his thoughts: “What if I told you that these assessments are usually based on completely false assumptions and incorrect data?”
11th April 2018
Koen Maris, CTO Cybersecurity at Atos, has two rather surprising messages for CIOs and security officers among us. One: we’ve been doing it all wrong. Two: we should focus on the good, not on the bad. Confused? Here’s why.
5th May 2017
IT talent is far too scarce in our contours and cybersecurity talent is even scarcer. Thus, companies are often in a war to attract these people. However, it often appears to be difficult to keep their white knights within the company. The traditional talent management approach is inadequate and there are a number of good reasons for that.
5th May 2017
Every time I attend a presentation on GDPR – you know – the General Data Protection Regulation, which aims to guarantee more privacy to the consumer – I get the undefined feeling the boy should have had when the emperor passed by “in his new clothes”; isn’t anyone really seeing that he is naked? Translated to GDPR terms, this means: doesn’t anyone truly realize that the right to be forgotten is simply one big illusion?
16th January 2017
Koen Maris (Chief Technology Officer – Cyber Security at Atos BTN) shares his thoughts on the Cyber Security models that have been in place for many years. These models have changed very little and are based on a reactive approach towards the “known bad”. But, how do we create a more effective and proactive approach? To establish this, we need to answer the following question: How to distinguish the wanted from the unwanted?