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Security can't be left behind at a rapidly growing company

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Dec 16, 2015.

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    Ginna Raahauge, senior vice president and CIO at Informatica, is focused on speed.

    She has to be. Her software development company is growing so fast that she doesn’t want anything – not even security – to slow down production on the technology initiatives that support corporate growth.

    But Raahauge has found the sweet spot to get the work done, without sacrificing strong security.

    “Rapid growth often means solutions or processes could be selected outside of a governed process (by the business directly or through an acquisition that didn’t have prior governance or reviews),” she says. “Capturing those for review or detection needs to be done in a ‘friendly partnership’ way as to not impede the need for speed. Celebrate that the business needs to move at the pace of growth and create a safe environment of disclosure or amnesty approach. It’s better for them to help you find them than try to hide something.”

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