Simply Tax® Episode 85: Three Things to Consider – Manage Cybersecurity

Thoughtware Podcast Published: Jan 30, 2020
Simply Tax Episode 85: Three Things to Consider – Manage Cybersecurity

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Cybersecurity has become an important part of everyday life. Join guest Rex Johnson and host Damien Martin to learn more about the risks and consequences of a cyberattack and the actions you can take to help protect your business. Here’s what’s covered:

  • What’s cybersecurity? @02:25
  • Risks and rewards of ease of access to data @05:33
  • How the headlines are changing mindsets in management @10:07
  • Where do you start? @12:42
  • Why you need an incident response plan @15:02
  • Things to focus on @18:05
  • The tone at the top is vital @20:39
  • What you can learn from a penetration test @22:12
  • It all comes down to what you want to protect @26:13


Rex Johnson has more than 25 years of information technology (IT), business and leadership experience. His areas of expertise include cybersecurity, data privacy, IT governance, project and program management, enterprise risk management, security management and operations, internal and external audit, regulatory compliance and controls assurance. Rex has served as a trusted advisor for executive management and a liaison between IT, internal audit and external auditors. He has led teams to address security risks and develop long-term sustainable solutions.

Rex is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®), Certified Information Systems Auditor® (CISA®), Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT), Project Management Professional (PMP®), Payment Card Industry Professional (PCIP™) and Qualified Security Assessor (QSA). Rex is a member of (ISC)², Inc., ISACA®, International Association of Privacy Professionals and Project Management Institute Inc.

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