Risk quantification has long been an imperative topic for security leadership, but now more than ever, boards of directors and C-Suite executives are acutely invested in how their organizations are performing from a security risk perspective.
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.
Security countermeasures, such as surveillance, address threats and if done effectively eliminate them; this is more likely the case when an integrated solution is deployed. In looking at integrated security solutions, there exists an opportunity to move beyond a view of providing countermeasures to threats toward a new perspective of security as a means of delivering critical business value.
Cybersecurity is the unsung linchpin of every company that has grown increasingly dependent upon vulnerable technologies, whether to communicate, to store sensitive data, or to manufacture and deliver its products and services.
When the LA Kings won the Stanley Cup last year in their hometown of Los Angeles and home ice rink, STAPLES Center, Lee Zeidman and David Born celebrated with them. Both men were not only proud that the LA Kings brought home a championship, but they celebrated the fact that during the series, the team, their families, fans and employees were safe and the facility was secure.
How does John Imhoff, director, Office of Firm Security for Ernst & Young, sell his security ideas to the C suite? “By communicating security’s value…and establishing a routine that creates the expectation of essential information on a regular basis.”
This month, Security magazine highlights John McClurg, Senior VP and CISO at Blackberry, and the evolving role of the CISO. Also, we highlight Tim McCreight, Acting CSO for the city of Calgary, Alberta, and discuss if civilians can truly Stop the Bleed and how to calculate ROI for better security. Industry leaders discuss public references and their impact on security careers, information security frameworks and convergence trends in 2020.