We give company directors
and executives peace of mind
their personal reputation will survive

even when the most catastrophic cyber breach imaginable occurs

OUR STORY

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A train of thought sparked by the realisation the family holiday was over
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What would life be like for my daughter when she reaches adulthood?

Our CEO, Andrew Bycroft, shares his unforgettable story that sparked the creation of the International Cyber Resilience Institute.


I was returning from a family trip to China in late 2012 with my wife and eldest daughter (and only daughter at that time) who was not quite two years of age. Upon stepping off the plane, it occurred to me that the holiday was over and the very next day I would be back to work. Like a bolt of lightning a disturbing thought entered my mind. What was the point? For the previous 18 years I had implemented technology solutions, designed technology solutions and even sold technology solutions to help protect some of the world's most prestigious companies from cyber crime. Despite all of this, cyber crime was still rising at an exponential rate. It really felt like I had wasted 18 years of my life. This was almost a depressing feeling, but it got worse. I looked down at my daughter as she was irritated because her sleep had been disturbed during the flight and a feeling of horror began to set in. What would the world be like when she reached adulthood if cyber crime was left to continue spiralling out of control?

Shortly afterward the customs agent inspected the passports and welcomed us home. There I was, together with my family on Australian soil. I felt patriotic and thankful for all the incredible talent over the years from fellow Australians who produced wonders like the blackbox flight recorder, ultrasound, electric drill, refrigerator and Wi-Fi. It occurred to me that Australian people have solved some of life's most challenging problems throughout time. Then the next bolt of lightning struck. I had all the components I needed to tackle one of life's current most daunting challenges. What if I was to find a real solution to the real pandemic that cyber crime had become?

The very next day I set to work researching the problem. Fast forward to late 2016 and several thousand conversations with people across hundreds of companies from the board of directors to the lowest level employees, I found myself staring at the very core of the problem that was enabling cyber crime to perpetuate.

The problem stems from the fact that for the last 25 years cyber crime defences have centred on technology and it has made technology a crutch. Technology was always meant to be an enabler, not a crutch, and the solution to the problem is to make technology the final part of the solution to cyber crime, not the first or only part of the solution. Prior to technology; culture, communications, process and roles and responsibilities all need to be addressed. Not doing so in the right way or right order will enable cyber crime to continue spiralling out of control.

When the solution must begin with shaping the right culture and end with fit for purpose technology, this means that the focus needs to be shifted away from IT, initially, and moved to the company directors who not only have the most to lose from cyber crime (especially the executive director), but also have the ability to drive the culture necessary to make a difference.

Having used this culture driven strategy framework to work with hundreds of company directors and executives it quickly became clear that it replaced fear, uncertainty and doubt with peace of mind when their organisations suffer a cyber breach. Now it is time to spread this real solution to the real pandemic that cyber crime has become, throughout the globe, and what better way to do so than via the International Cyber Resilience Institute.

Together with business partner, Amy Gu as Marketing Director, the International Cyber Resilience Institute is your global authority on protecting you as a company director or executive from the serious personal consequences of cyber crime.

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Empowering tens of thousands of company directors across the globe
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Co-founders and directors of the International Cyber Resilience Institute

Our values

Openness - we are completely transparent and don’t hold back when it comes to sharing our very best wisdom and new ideas with you.
Adaptability - we strive to keep you armed and ready for new threats as times and events change.
Simplicity - we break down the complexities of cyber crime into everyday language so there is never any mystery; just actionable intelligence.
Caring - we pour our heart and soul into everything we do because we care about you and we care about those you serve. We are here to make a measurable difference.

Our mission

to protect company directors and executives from the serious personal consequences of cyber crime.

Our vision

to create and sustain a future in which the impact of cyber crime is insignificant.

WHAT WE DO

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There's a loud knock at the door. You open it

There's a loud knock at the door. You open it. Cameras and microphones are thrust in your face. The media is demanding answers. As a company director of an organisation that suffered a cyber breach in the last 24 hours, this was to be expected.

Are you ready for when this happens to you?

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Your response to a cyber breach will determine whether the media portrays you as a leader or a loser

No doubt you have invested in an IT team who provides you with an assurance policy to reduce the impact of a cyber breach impact on operations. You may have also engaged an insurer to provide you with a business interruption and cyber insurance policy to reduce the impact of a cyber breach on finances, but there is still a gap which neither your IT team nor your insurer can fill when that inevitable cyber breach happens.

Your response to a cyber breach will determine whether the media portrays you as a leader or a loser to your shareholders and customers. Being unprepared could destroy the remarkable personal reputation that has catapulted you to your current position. Who is providing you with a reassurance policy to help you reduce the impact of a cyber breach on your personal reputation?

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A reassurance policy will give you peace of mind that cyber breaches will have minimal impact to your personal reputation

We share wisdom and help your organisation develop and execute actionable cyber crime battle plans that enable you to maintain your leadership even when the most catastrophic cyber breach imaginable occurs. Adding a reassurance policy to your existing assurance and insurance policies will give you peace of mind that cyber breaches will have minimal impact on your personal reputation, which has been a lifetime in the making.

A cyber breach that causes significant impact on your organisation is inevitable. It could happen next month, next week or tomorrow. There's a loud knock at the door. You open it. Cameras and microphones are thrust in your face. The media is demanding answers.

What happens next depends on whether you choose to invest in a reassurance policy today.

TAKE THE FIRST STEP

Take the first step of your five step journey to a reassurance policy that protects the personal reputation you have spent your lifetime building

Step 1

Crystallise
Crystallising the important concepts that you need to understand about cyber crime and its impacts on both you, and your organisation.

Step 2

Analyse
Analysing the maturity of existing strategies and tactics used by your organisation to combat cyber crime and protect your personal reputation.

Step 3

Strategise
Strategising a battle plan tailored specifically for your organisation to effectively combat cyber crime and protect your personal reputation.

Step 4

Realise
Realising your cyber strategy through carefully exercised execution to enable defences for combating cyber crime and protecting your personal reputation.

Step 5

Maximise
Maximising your efforts to combat cyber crime ensuring strategy relevancy by continually assessing new threats and business opportunities.

Unsure if this is for you, or how it will benefit you? Schedule your FREE 30 minute wake up call to learn more about why you need a reassurance policy; and how it will benefit you.

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OUR PROGRAMS

It goes without saying that being labelled as ignorant is bad enough, but it does not get any worse than being labelled as negligent. In this day and age the availability of low cost high quality information is so plentiful, that choosing to be ignorant is to be negligent. But what about cyber crime? There is a lot of freely available high quality information available about cyber crime, but it is often developed for technical audiences and little to nothing in language that company directors could comprehend.

That was, until now. Join our Advantage Program to get access to free high quality information in board and executive level language you can understand and put to good use to protect your personal reputation from the serious personal consequences of cyber crime.

Advantage Program

Free
  • Newsletters
  • Cyber Crime Basics
  • Knowledge Quizzes
  • Blueprints For Success

Privilege Program

Invite Only
  • Newsletters
  • Cyber Crime Basics
  • Knowledge Quizzes
  • Blueprints For Success
  • War Stories
  • Cyber Criminal Profiles
  • Practical Tips
  • Interviews
  • Exclusive Invitations to Round Table Events

LET US KNOW HOW WE CAN HELP

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Toll Free Telephone Numbers
Australia: 1800 270 918
Hong Kong: 800 905 398
India: 800 050 1476
New Zealand: 800 746 314
Singapore: 800 492 2395