With treatment plans still far from being perfected, clinical trials just getting underway, and a discovered vaccine a year or so out, preventive methods and detections — in addition to social distancing and donning facial masks — are needed now more than ever in the war against the COVID-19 and any future epidemic outbreaks.
We tend to believe that it is the business’s responsibility to understand the importance of security and, therefore, recognize the need to invest. But in the world of business, that’s simply not the case. Business leaders have operations to run and missions to fulfill, and as security leaders we need to understand that it’s up to us to bridge the gap between the security way of thinking and the business way of thinking.
As security professionals, we inherently understand the concept of “risk.” We are surrounded by leaders and business partners who also understand these concepts — just with a different lens. To align the differences in our approach, we just need to adjust our understanding, gain a few more skills and approach our programs with a management mindset similar to the way business looks at risk.
What is a security professional to do when you are already operating a lean organization, you are protecting your company’s assets the best you can and you still have to perform better with fewer resources?
This month in Security magazine, meet 13 female executives who are succeeding in security leadership roles. How are they contributing to the safety and success of their enterprise and to the industry? Also, experts discuss radio frequency threats, mental health during the global pandemic, the future of security networking, zero trust, AI and more.