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Cyber Regulation: Predictions for 2022Cybersecurity Adviser Andy Watkin-Child on Shifting the Regulatory Landscape
The U.S. government has taken notable moves to enforce cybersecurity regulation and propose legislation, says Andy Watkin-Child, founding partner of the Augusta Group, a cybersecurity and risk advisory service. To help prepare for these shifts, he advises organizations to "get to grips with standards" and improve their "understanding in global regulation in cyber."
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The U.S. is setting very high standards of cybersecurity compliance, according to Watkin-Child. In reference to DFARS - the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement - he says, "The U.S. Department of Defense has made it very clear [that] if you don't comply to their default requirements, you will not be awarded a contract."
In a video interview with Information Security Media Group, Watkin-Child discusses:
- Shifts in U.S. cybersecurity regulation and the impact on businesses in the U.K. and EU;
- How companies in the U.K. and EU can best prepare for these changes;
- Key regulatory predictions for 2022.
Watkin-Child is a technology, risk and security executive with over 20 years of experience as a group vice president of cyber risk, CISO, head of IT and European head of cyber and risk. He is a founding partner of Parava Security Solutions and the Augusta Group.