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Security starts at the board level

 

Read the full article on risk management and security, “How to Build a Strategic Security Foundation”.



Your four-point board plan for a strategic security foundation

How to Build a Strategic Security Foundation – featuring perspectives from CISOs and security analysts - offers a strategic way of thinking about security. Companies ought to start their security planning with a robust, board-level strategy to protect their data, keep applications compliant and staff secure.

Boards need to:

  • Know your adversary. Strategic security decisions rest on risk management by understanding who might want to exploit vulnerabilities
  • Always ask for more context. Adaptive changes in security will affect business plans and goals
  • Make security everyone’s job: security is not (only) a function, but a culture, starting with the board and running throughout the whole organization
  • Sign off on the risks you accept. The ultimate challenge for boards and CEOs is to accept responsibility for those risks.

Read the full article on risk management and security, “How to Build a Strategic Security Foundation”.