Here at The Missing Link, one of our mantras is “simplifying the complex world of IT.” 

When I first stepped into this industry, I had very little experience. After my first client meeting, I was left scratching my head over pages filled with three-letter acronyms (TLAs) that I’d never heard or seen before. It was like a whole new language. 

Thankfully, a wise consultant sat me down and simplified it for me. They said, “Forget all the tech  jargon. Here’s the essence of Information Security:”  

  • Know your assets and who owns them. 
  • Understand how critical they are. 
  • Identify risks and manage, mitigate, or insure against them. 

It’s that simple. 

Streamline your Security Approach  

Writing out the key points of Cyber Security in a couple of sentences is a breeze but putting it into practice is a whole different ball game. The world of Cyber Security is complex, but striving for simplicity is key. 

I like to think of Cyber Security as simple but not easy. Simple in terms of being understandable but not a walk in the park to implement.  

Follow the steps, stay on course, and oversee the process to shield your vital assets. 

Safeguard your Data 

Recently, at a vendor event, Cyber Security leaders engaged in a robust discussion on data protection. The core message was consistent – identify your data, assess its importance, and find ways to safeguard it (or reduce risk by not keeping unnecessary data!)  

A major hurdle is many organisations are clueless about their data’s whereabouts or what they need to keep. Some organisations are mandated to keep data indefinitely – how on earth do you do that? 

Treat data as an asset. It’s not easy to find all your data, any more than it is to create an accurate asset register, but getting started is key.  

  • Identify your data. 
  • Assign importance and ownership. 
  • Establish a solid data governance structure outlining data handling. 

Simplifying Risk Management 

It all sounds familiar, right? Despite the increasing challenges and complexity introduced with cloud technology, AI, social media, and levelling up in Baldur's Gate 3, creating a simple cyber risk management process is a step in the right direction. 

I think the challenges we face today mirror those of the past – like humanity’s age-old struggle against cave bears raiding our food supplies. It all comes down to risk management, it’s not easy, but we can make it simpler. 

Need Help with your Cyber Security? 

At The Missing Link, we specialise in transforming complexity into clarity with our Managed Cyber Security Services. Cyber Security might seem straightforward, but it requires expert handling – and that’s exactly what we provide. We’re dedicated to guiding you through the intricacies of Cyber Security, ensuring that our managed services keep your defenses robust and in sync with your evolving business needs. 

By leveraging our Cyber Security managed services, you stand strong against digital threats while boosting your operation’s efficiency. Connect with The Missing Link for a strategy session that’s tailored to your needs. We’re here to help you identify and safeguard your valuable digital assets.  

Ready to get started? Get in touch with us today. 



Jeremy Keast