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DE:CODED – Understanding and Managing Risk

“No one ever thinks it’s going to be them.”

DE:CODED is the official podcast from SE Labs.

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Show notes for series 1, episode 6

In this episode Simon and Marc focus on the basics of understanding and managing risk. They discuss insurance, how to assess the risk of anything (from dropping a cup of tea on an expensive server to animal attacks!) and touch on ransomware.

Understanding and Managing Risk

We look at the issues from the perspective of executives in large organisations and founders setting up their own startups.

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  • Security advice for startups
  • Cyber Essentials, Cyber Aware and ISO 27001
  • Deprecated advice
  • Scaling security with your company
  • Risk registers
  • Examples and risk scoring
  • Impact and probability
  • Insurance company’s guide to managing business risks
  • Startup advice
  • Ransomware and handling criminals
  • Why insurance companies are worried about cyber cover
  • Risks with litigation (USA vs. UK)


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