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The Most Important Element of Information Security Success


By Daniel Conroy Synchrony Financial CISO

As a CISO, I am often asked, “What is the key component to the success of an Information Security organization?” Too often, we dwell on the failures or gaps, and it is important to recognize where these faults lie in order to enhance the program’s capabilities.

But when things are “working,”it is easy to become complacent. When a properly planned and managed component protects the firm, in many cases, accolades are not offered.

In the current information security landscape, there are many moving parts that need to work seamlessly to ensure the protection of company assets, maintain compliance and continually evolve to address new challenges.

Vulnerability and threat management, security operations, assurance, data loss prevention, intrusion detection and prevention as well as metrics and reporting, comprise some, but not all, aspects of a successful information security organization.

Much advancement has been and continues to be...(continued)

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