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Importance Of Awareness, Automation And Relationship For Security Assurance
Jon Rogers, Ciso, Continental Resources
When it comes to relationships, partnering with the business and internal IT teams is key to a security program’s success, but partnerships are a two-way street
When it comes to relationships, partnering with the business and internal IT teamsis key to a security program’s success, but partnerships are a two-way street. If you’re not reaching out to your security team to involve them in business meetings, you’re doing them and your company a disservice. It can be difficult to reach out knowing the security personnel can be creepy people working in dark offices, but today’s information security staff is being trained to communicate with the business and they’re learning how to build relationships because we know we can’t do it alone and need your help. Ask your security team about the threats they see and the challenges they have. Also ask them if there is any way a process can be done differently using the survivorship bias philosophy, which is simply changing your focus from looking at what you know to looking at what you don’t know. You’ll be surprised how excited they will get from being asked such simple questions. If you want to take it further, act on their advice and ask how you can help them be successful. Let’s be the leaders we are and make a difference every day.