Gary Hibberd, professor of communicating cyber for Cyberfort and former head of business continuity and information security at various companies, teaches the importance of building resilience in your organization not just with technology but also with people and processes.


Tim Erlin: Welcome to the Tripwire Cybersecurity Podcast. I’m Tim Erlin, vice president of product management and strategy at Tripwire. Today, I am joined by Gary Hibberd, who is the professor of communicating cyber for CyberFort. Gary comes to us with 30 years of cybersecurity experience. He was formerly the head of business continuity and information security at various companies. Gary has a lot of experience to contribute to this conversation. Welcome, Gary.

Gary Hibberd: Thank you very much for having me.

Removing Silos Increases Resilience

TE: Today, the topic that we’ve chosen to talk about is an interesting one to me. In information security and cybersecurity, we spend a lot of time talking about technical resilience and controls. We tend to be a very technology-focused industry group as a whole. An underrepresented cybersecurity topic is organizational resilience. How would you define organizational resilience?

GH: Organizational resilience can be thought of as the ability of an organization to anticipate, prepare, respond, and adapt to everything from minor, everyday events to sudden, acute shocks or chronic changes in the environment.

TE: That makes sense. When we look at cybersecurity and the technology focus that we have, what is it that we’re missing as a group that belongs in that category of organizational resilience? What is missing in that conversation when you hear people talk about this topic?

 GH: The thing that we’re missing is the collaborative approach to (Read more...)