Information security continues to become more complex and specialised. The days of the lone defender able to heroically defend their organisation from all malicious actors are long gone if they were ever there. Multidisciplinary teams that bring together diverse and complementary talents to defend their organisations in an increasingly difficult threat environment are the best cyber defence. Effective cyber security leaders need to be the ‘synthesising professional’ able to knit teams together. This talk will focus on techniques, tactics and strategies that organisational leadership can use to reduce cyber risk.