Top 5 Executive Questions to Initiate Security Transparency
- Mean Time to Detect (MTTD)
- Mean Time to Resolve (MTTR)
- Percentage addressed with automation
Attackers innovate quickly. The crippling impact of an attack is a strong motivator to improve your cybersecurity posture. While many executives want to invest in cybersecurity, they don’t know how to quantify the cyber risk to their organization, whom to trust to make the necessary investment, and/or how to track improvements over time.
Lack of security transparency is a critical flaw in most organizations’ defense strategies. Unable to clearly measure and communicate the risk and threats facing the company, leadership moves investment to where the data is clearest and the choice is simplest.
Clear, transparent, automated security metrics are essential when ensuring risk and threats are properly prioritized, and that your organization’s people, technology, and investment are correctly aligned.
The CDG vCISO always aligns to an industry framework. We remove the “paralysis of choice” and focus on clear execution.
Building tailored security programs that prioritize defense based on industry frameworks is a competitive advantage in a world where trust and speed are paramount.
Companies that invest in a cybersecurity program can detect attacks 3 times faster, and on average save over $1 million dollars on breach response. They also experience a far shorter window of disruption than those who did not invest.
Essentially, an investment in cybersecurity enables business to move faster, more profitably.
Security enables business to move faster and safer.
Compliance is not
The adversary is the attacker, not the auditor. Organizations without strong security leadership focus too narrowly on passing security audits – worrying about the compliance standard rather than the attacker. Compliance is the result of effective people, processes and technology. Effective cybersecurity prioritizes defense while simultaneously achieving compliance standards – not just meeting an auditor’s requirements, but actually protecting your environment from credible cybersecurity threats.