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7 Privacy Tips for Security Pros

How best to integrate privacy into your organization's security program.

Steve Zurier

January 31, 2022

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Privacy and security, while often viewed through separate management lenses, go hand-in-hand. And privacy is increasingly becoming a key element of many security strategies.

According to a recent survey from Cisco, some 90% of security pros now consider privacy a mission-critical business imperative. In fact, 90% of responding security pros say their customers would not buy from them if they did not adequately protect their data. Detecting and responding to threats and assessing and managing risk has become a core area of responsibility for security pros.

"We need our security team to operationalize privacy," says Harvey Jang, Cisco’s chief privacy officer, of the trend. "It's not just an ethical 'nice-to-have' anymore" for organizations."

Spurred on by the European Union’s GDPR regulations and California’s CCPA, many more organizations are looking at privacy as a core security mission. Here are tips for security teams on how to weave privacy into their security programs.

About the Author(s)

Steve Zurier

Contributing Writer, Dark Reading

Steve Zurier has more than 30 years of journalism and publishing experience and has covered networking, security, and IT as a writer and editor since 1992. Steve is based in Columbia, Md.

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