5 Security Blogs Your CFO Needs to Read

5 Security Blogs Your CFO Needs to Read

Before I started working at Threat Stack, security was not always at the top of my priority list. Now, as the CFO of a leading cloud security company, I’ve learned to take a more holistic view of security: I still view it as a necessity that ensures the safety of an organization’s data and systems, of course, but I also understand that it can be a powerful business enabler and business driver.

Put another way, I no longer view security as just an expense (a “necessary evil”?), and see it as an investment that adds ongoing value throughout the organization and beyond as it not only provides foundational security, but also bolsters corporate reputation, adds confidence to customer relations, streamlines sales cycles, reassures board members and investors, helps with achieving compliance, and so on.

In spite of the huge value it adds, security can still be something of a hard sell — especially in companies where resources, including budget, are limited. With that in mind, I want to use this post to share some of the things I’ve learned as CFO at Threat Stack. Read more “5 Security Blogs Your CFO Needs to Read”

5 Factors to Consider When Building Your Security Budget

I have worked in finance roles in the tech industry for much of my career, but since joining Threat Stack I’ve had my eyes opened wide to the world of security. I have learned just how vital an effective security strategy is to the health of any modern business — and as a corollary, how critical a carefully planned security budget is.

Building a security budget can be a complex and sometimes fraught process, so I wanted to share some insights from my viewpoint as the CFO of a cloud security company. Below are five things I urge you to consider when you put together your own organization’s security budget.

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