How to Align Security With Your Business Objectives

Aligning security with your organization’s  greater business needs is becoming increasingly important, but how do you actually do it? What it comes down to is being able to map security to business objectives. Done right, security can be a major business driver. Today, everyone from finance to DevOps to sales and engineering has security top of mind, at least if they know what’s good for them.

In this post, we’ll offer several ways to bridge the gap between security and the rest of the business, allowing you to successfully bring it into the organization in order to meet any number of business objectives. Read more “How to Align Security With Your Business Objectives”

Five OpSec Best Practices to Live By

Often when we talk about security, we focus on the mechanics of how to keep technical infrastructure safe. It can be easy to forget that operational security is just as important. When done right, strong OpSec practices will keep your business safe from leaked information, competitive disadvantage, and even public embarrassment.

Without good OpSec, your business may be vulnerable to information theft via an attack surface that has little or nothing to do with computers. With that said, here’s what you need to know about OpSec today.

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4 Steps to Building a Security Awareness Program

At Threat Stack, we develop security software, so it’s important to us that people have the technology they need to manage security issues in today’s business environment.

At the same time, we recognize the Human Factors. Even the best platforms are of limited value if employees don’t recognize or understand the multitude of security issues that surround them in the workplace; don’t understand security best practices; and don’t know how to respond when an incident occurs.

In previous posts, we’ve written about making every employee a security ambassador and talked about empowering them to participate in the process — but haven’t provided many specifics on how to do this.

So this post gives some practical guidance on how you can set up a Security Awareness Program in your organization. The goal is to stop treating security as a series of one-off events or activities that are handled by experts (often in reaction to incidents after they’ve taken place) and to create a proactive, pervasive culture where employees can recognize security risks and then take action on their own or escalate as appropriate.
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