Security Validation for Security Effectiveness
Five Critical Steps to Prove the Return on Security Investments
The effectiveness of a company’s cyber
security program is no longer simply about protection of assets; it
also plays a critical role in business continuity and profitability.
As such, continuous validation of security performance and its value
to the business is needed by IT leadership as well as CEOs, boards of
directors and shareholders, who need evidence that the company is
achieving its accepted level of risk.
When measuring and reporting on security
performance, four areas of the business must be taken into account:
business continuity, asset protection, regulatory and compliance
requirements, and spend justification. Security validation will
contribute to how business mandates in these areas are met – and will
also strengthen a company’s defenses against ransomware and phishing
attacks, data breaches and other forms of malicious threats while
maintaining operational performance, particularly when performed on a
Prioritize what you are going to measure based on relevant
and timely cyber threat intelligence
Measure where you are today
Optimize your environment as informed by the identified
Rationalize your portfolio and processes to eliminate
Monitor your environment continuously against a known good
The measurable benefits of continuous
security validation can have a positive impact on mergers and
acquisitions, hiring and training of security talent, brand
reputation, data privacy and protection – and ultimately the bottom line.
Download our white paper to find out how.