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How CISOs Can Reframe The Conversation Around Security: 4 Steps
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UlfM645
UlfM645,
User Rank: Apprentice
12/8/2015 | 1:24:33 PM
Operations are unified and data-centric rather than siloed
I agree that "With a centralized security approach where operations are unified rather than siloed, teams can integrate security into every aspect of their organization and be proactive and strategic together."

I think that we are wasting lot of money on firewalls and network perimeter security, things that make us feel safe but don't address real problems. Ponemon Institute published an interesting survey related to the recent spate of high-profile cyber-attacks. According to the survey database security was recommended by 49% of respondents, but the study found that organizations continue to allocate the bulk of their budget (40%) to network security and only 19% to database security. Ponemon concluded that "This is often because organizations have traditionally spent money on network security and so it is earmarked in the budget and requires no further justification."

I found good guidance in a recent report from Gartner. The report analyzed solutions for Data Protection and Data Access Governance and the title of the report is "Market Guide for Data-Centric Audit and Protection." The report
concluded that "Organizations that have not developed data-centric security policies to coordinate management processes and security controls across data silos need to act."

The attackers are increasingly focused on stealing our sensitive data and will always look for the next path to attack the data. So we urgently need to secure the sensitive data itself with modern data security approaches.

I read an interesting report from the Aberdeen Group that revealed that "Over the last 12 months, tokenization users had 50% fewer security-related incidents (e.g., unauthorized access, data loss or data exposure than tokenization non-users". The name of the study is "Tokenization Gets Traction".

Ulf Mattsson, CTO Protegrity
Sagiss, LLC
Sagiss, LLC,
User Rank: Strategist
12/9/2015 | 3:24:12 PM
Great Read
There's so much talk about employee education but not a lot of action. Thanks Jon for listing out the steps that can be taken in order to move this conversation from fantasy to reality. With insider threats becoming a bigger and bigger issue among companies, a step by step guide like this could prove very handy for a lot of CISOs. Cheers.


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