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CISOs Need a Break. Your Security Tech Stack Should Provide It.

CISOs Need a Break. Your Security Tech Stack Should Provide It.

Blog Article Published: 11/29/2021

By Fausto Lendeborg, Secberus.

Chief information security officers of enterprise organizations face increasingly complex environments. Whether it’s:

The constant presence of change,

ITPro. says, “Security is one of the most complex parts of any organisation, and its parameters can change at a moment’s notice – which can make it an incredibly complex task to manage.”

The increasing responsibilities of the CISO role,

According to KornFerry, “A major cause of complexity within the CISO role is the shift to remote work.... Combine that with the growth of the internet of things, the broadening of business ecosystems and greater integration with third-party vendors, and the scope of the role has expanded quickly.”

Or the need for cybersecurity education both up and down the line.

Marlin Hawk reports 1% of boards currently include a cybersecurity leader, underscoring a lack of comprehensive cybersecurity expertise and knowledge.

If you’re a CISO, you know this because you feel all of this--day in and day out. Security covers all aspects of your organization, every employee, application, data source and business unit. That’s a lot of surface area to keep not only secure, but to keep moving. No security leader wants to be the one to slow down the business.

With risk coming at you from every angle, making decisions that move your business forward need to be clear, concise and simple. Here are five ways your security technology stack should help you outpace the speed of your organization’s business--and hopefully provide you a much needed deep breath:

1. Good Timing

You should be able to apply the right policies to the right resources at the right time to optimize availability within your ever-changing infrastructure and enable continuous deployment.

2. Good Vibes

It improves the performance of your development teams by reducing friction through clear, contextualized policies.

3. Good Cues

It optimizes user flow by routing violations to the people best positioned to remediate them or identify them as exceptions.

4. Good Angles

It helps you get the right security information to the right person at the right time for better alert management.

5. Good Returns

It boosts revenue potential by eliminating false-positive violations and thus improving productivity because your technical resources aren’t spending their time chasing issues that don’t impact the business.

If your security tech stack doesn’t help you with the five things above, perhaps it’s time you think about a cloud governance solution? Cloud governance is more than a compliance solution. Cloud governance is an umbrella security solution that sits on top of your compliance, security and management needs--making your tech stack more efficient and your employees more productive. Curious to learn more about how we define cloud governance? Check out our thought leadership thinking: Stop Complicating Cloud Security.

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