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Cyber Regulation: Predictions for 2022

Cybersecurity Adviser Andy Watkin-Child on Shifting the Regulatory Landscape
Andy Watkin-Child, founding partner, Augusta Group

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.

About the Author

Anna Delaney

Anna Delaney

Director, ISMG Productions

An experienced broadcast journalist, Delaney conducts interviews with senior cybersecurity leaders around the world. Previously, she was editor-in-chief of the website for The European Information Security Summit, or TEISS. Earlier, she worked at Levant TV and Resonance FM and served as a researcher at the BBC and ITV in their documentary and factual TV departments.

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