Security Strategy - Developing and Managing Piece of Mind
A fundamental shift is taking place in organizational leadership responsibilities. Executive leaders today find themselves answering risk, finance, and business questions, based in strategic business technology. Secured information systems now require strategic thinking, and executive leadership to prioritize spending and resources to meet business goals and objectives for not just the corporate mission, but in alignment to a secured method to execute upon that mission.
In this new environment, leaders need effective, efficient, and consistent advisers to help them:
- Align the business and information security. Security has historically been an additional technical discipline within the IT organization. To demonstrate that they are a critical component of their company’s success, security organizations must demonstrate that their efforts support the achievement of business objectives.
- Develop effective technology and security budgets. As the traditional perimeters dissolve, the technology quickly extends throughout the entire organization. Organizational leaders must prioritize their budgets and spend resources where they count the most.
- Drive business unit participation and compliance. All of the various systems and security tools in the world can only do so much. To create an effective, efficient, and consistent environment of secured, compliant, and tested business technologies, is and will be key to all parts of the organization.
- Evaluate and manage all internal and external relationships. Leaders must ask themselves which solutions or operations can be outsourced to create efficiencies and improve competency. They must also participate in insuring that effective uses of technologies are an integral part of the broader corporate ecosystem.
- Measure the value of these secured technologies, in order to consistently make smart decisions about how to allocate resources and demonstrate the value of investments.