We spoke to Grant Mossman, Cyber Security Consultant at Sure Business. Having only joined the company last year, Grant talks about all things Cyber Security and how it will continue to be a top priority for individuals, businesses, and governments around the world.
Tell us a little bit about yourself and your role
I am an Information security expert and senior leader with more than 20 years of experience in the industry, I offer advanced proficiency in security research, planning, execution, maintenance, and consulting. I love taking both people and organizations through digital transformation and implementing new security controls, working with the business to do this in a secure way without impairing day-to-day operations. I am motivated by working with teams to think out the box, share information, solve complex issues, and build secure solutions. My role at Sure Business is to build and grow the Cyber services and portfolio. I am very keen on looking at and using new and emerging technology to tackle current cyber risks & issues. I get to speak to a wide range of businesses and industries and help them along their Cyber journey.
What has been the highlight of the business so far?
I would say one of the highlights for me would be Sure Business building out a new Cyber Team, it’s been exciting reviewing and testing new products and building services from the ground up. Another highlight is sponsoring the Islands Data Governance Protection Forum awards and presenting the Champion award. 2023 is going to be a big year for me as I will be launching a couple new services and solutions.
How would you describe Sure’s workplace culture?
At Sure Business, we have a warm and inclusive atmosphere where everyone feels appreciated and supported. A team-oriented approach makes it a place where you can rely on each other to achieve success. I always champion the drive for personal and company growth, and I like to ensure that each person feels valued for their unique contributions. And most importantly, there’s a balance between work and life, with flexible working schedules. You have the opportunity to stay up to date on the latest technology trends and innovations through attending conferences and forming relationships with our technology partners such as HPE and Mimecast.
What’s the go-to music you listen to in the office?
Channel 103, but I normally listen to Techno when I need to put my head down and finish something.
What’s the go to office drink/snack?
Coffee, I have got to have my morning coffee before I can even attempt to do anything else. But when Lisa brings in her homemade Chocolate cake I am first in line for a piece of that!
What Tech trends do you think we will see in 2023?
Cyber security in 2023 is likely to continue to evolve and adapt to the ever-changing threat landscape. However, I see a few key areas that I expect to receive attention:
- Artificial intelligence and machine learning: As the use of AI and machine learning continues to grow in all areas, so too does the need for robust security measures to protect these systems. This includes protecting against malicious attacks that could compromise the integrity of AI systems and preventing the misuse of sensitive data by rogue actors.
- Cloud security: With more and more organisations moving their data and applications to the cloud, securing the cloud will become a top priority. This includes protecting against data breaches, secure data storage and transfer, unauthorised access, and malicious attacks on cloud infrastructure.
- Internet of Things (IoT) security: The surge of connected devices is expected to continue at a rapid pace in the coming years. As such, ensuring the security of these devices and the networks they are connected to should be a top priority. Ensuring the security of these devices will be critical to protecting against cyber-attacks that could compromise sensitive data or disrupt critical infrastructure.
- Identity and access management: As the number of online accounts and services continues to grow, managing and protecting user identities will be critical to preventing cyber-attacks.
- Cybersecurity regulation and compliance: Governments around the world are increasingly implementing cybersecurity regulations to protect citizens and businesses. Organisations will need to ensure they are in compliance with these regulations to avoid fines and legal action.
What advice do you have for anyone wanting to work in Cyber Security?
Cyber Security is a constantly evolving field so it’s important to stay informed about new threats and technologies. I always recommend that people get as much on-hands on experience as possible, attend security conferences, join online security communities. Consider getting certified in any of the following: CompTIA Security+, Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). Look to participate in Capture the Flag (CTF) events, or contribute to open-source security projects, or even create your own personal security projects and share with the security community.
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