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Seeing Security from the Other Side of the Window
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5/16/2017 | 12:22:07 PM
Security as a competitive advantage
Though i empathize with the article settings, i disagree on a couple of points:

1. A corporation should not worry about mockers and should stay motivated in being more secure no matter what.  To me it is a duty for the sake of the company if not for that of its customers and employees.  We may avoid mocking the security team after a breach or an employee after a successful phishing attempt, but a corporation has liabilities and responsibilities and frankly i do not care about its feelings.

2. ROI can be estimated for security as for anything else.  It all starts with agreeing on a set of data and tracking it accordingly. The roi can be on number of incidents reduction, cost of a breach (the lower the better) as we know that it can vary based on how sensitive was the data stolen, etc...

More importantly i think IT security teams should learn how to translate what they do in business terms and rally business users that way.  The divide between IT and business -which is the premise of this article- has no reason to be. Business users also have to do their share and start considering IT security as a true competitive advantage for any corporations today.


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