Countering Social Engineering with an ITSM-DevOps Approach

Presented by

Kim Scofield, Partner & Founder of Bad Wolf Community; Founder of Blonde Bad Wolf Consulting and Space 42.ca

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2021 brings great change and great opportunity. As organizations power up both their technology and their people, in many cases as a direct result of pandemic pivots, ITSM must match these choices by powering up our collaboration, cross-team communication, and organizational support from all levels - end-user to the boardroom. In this talk I want to focus on a specific area of ITSM that is particularly affected by this rapid acceleration of technology: end-user security breaches. Accelerated adoption of technology increases opportunity for cyber-criminals to slip past our defences. Accelerating technology, without accelerating Digital Transformation, is a recipe for social engineering disaster. To combat this, let’s re-engineer ourselves, as ITSM, to team up with our end-users and put a wrench in the social engineering tactics of cyber criminals by bringing together the powerhouse resources of the agile, collaborative culture of DevOps (Development and Operations), and the process and control of ITSM (Information Technology Service Management). Three key pieces: First, the ITSM team: effective, innovative ITSM starts with a strong, unified, IT team working within a DevOps inspired ethos of agile communication and collaboration. Next, CSuite buy-in of the budget, technology, and training. The brass tacks of business is profit and a solid ITSM framework can optimally communicate budget, analytics, and ROI. Third, empower the end-user. Educate, support, and listen. Takeaways ⁃ Effective ITSM starts with your IT team - Create a strong, unified, team working within a culture of communication and collaboration. ⁃ CSuite buy-in: A solid ITSM framework can to the optimal budget, analytics, and ROI. ⁃ Empower the end user - accelerated adoption of technology leaves wide gaps for cybercrime to slip past our defenses. Educate, support, and listen.

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