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.
Security Validation for Security Effectiveness – Five Critical
Steps to Prove the Return on Security Investments covers the
actions that each play an important role in the ability for companies
to fully validate the performance of security technology, people and
processes, and outlines key considerations and required capabilities
for each. The five steps include:
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.