The most successful organizations are built on a combination of great people and efficient processes. Information technology teams are no exception: the most effective are those that combine talent and technology in order to become a strategic asset to the business.
IT security is frequently seen as a tax on the business, even by the IT team itself. That attitude presents an opportunity for more competitive organizations. The more timely and seamless access that authorized users have to data, the more effective their decisions can be, and the faster the business can move. The more that the business invests in achieving the right balance of unobtrusive and manageable data loss prevention, the better that data can be utilized in innovative applications and collaboration scenarios.
The most competitive businesses systematically manage critical security controls in order to confidently expose new capabilities to business decision makers. The challenge is that the current internet threat landscape is such that the line between confidence and naiveté is narrow and winding. Nevertheless, there is a body of best practice documentation about how to be both thorough and efficient in securing digital assets. Please see our Practical Guide to Critical Security Controls for more information.