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4/23/2020
04:20 PM
Joan Goodchild
Joan Goodchild
Edge Features
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5 Ways to Prove Security's Worth in the Age of COVID-19

Tightened budgets are placing jobs at risk, but security pros say they're armed with ways to demonstrate that what they're doing merits keeping them employed.

Emphasize How Securing the Remote Workforce Is Essential

Many business analysts predict the shift to work-from-home arrangements is the beginning of a new normal where more companies embrace increasing levels of remote work. What better way for security to prove its worth than to demonstrate its ability to enable these new demands?

"A simple example of a new KPI would be 'return on risk mitigation,'" says Hilario Itriago, director of Cytrust. "[Show] business readiness to move into new online channels and products thanks to infosec solutions properly in place to avoid compromise by external attacks to any part of the organization. Securing such strategic implementation protects growth revenue and shareholder value like never before. Such perspective changes the conversation entirely for infosec and makes them part of a completely new business environment."

(Image: tostphoto via Adobe Stock)

Joan Goodchild is a veteran journalist, editor, and writer who has been covering security for more than a decade. She has written for several publications and previously served as editor-in-chief for CSO Online. View Full Bio
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