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Security starts at the board level

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.
How to Build a Strategic Security Foundation

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