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How to convince the CFO of the budgetary security need

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Feb 9, 2016.

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    It had been custom for organizations to think of cybersecurity in terms of an information technology (IT) problem best left to IT people to address and fix. However, as more prolific breaches were publicized exposing a variety of sensitive personal, financial, and intellectual property-related data, it became clear that this was a rather myopic view in today’s increasingly interconnected world.

    Cybersecurity needed to be a part of the business enterprise and not just an afterthought or complementary side-function. Since most businesses have a public-facing side and are reliant on organization and/or customer patronage, being able to protect their interests as well as the company’s becomes a symbiotic effort underpinned by a solid cyber security strategy. Identifying key information assets and processes and devising the appropriate security apparatus around them is a best-practices approach to securing the most critical components.

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