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Encouraging cyber-secure practices from the top

Security-conscious C-suite executives need to step in to support the CISO’s mission to make security a top priority.

Fostering a culture of security awareness is by no means an easy feat, but the long-term gains outweigh any teething issues and will serve to make businesses watertight in the midst of a growing threat landscape.

The traditional corporate security model of a linear view of security was generally focused on providing either the “three Gs” (guards, guns and gates) or a fraud investigative function that was of a purely reactionary nature. In the modern, changing landscape of protecting an organisation’s assets, priorities tend to fluctuate on a daily basis; in response to the most recent incidents, trends or threats that may emerge.

The unintended consequence of operating various security-oriented operations in silos is that there is often little to no cross-functional support among these activities, so internal power or budgetary struggles ensue; having a negative impact on the overall integrity and security of the organisation.

Adopting an integrated security approach with the support of the entire C-suite helps streamline threat response and reduce operational expenses by eliminating unnecessary frustrations and releasing much needed budget.

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