Security data can drive larger decisions about where an organization’s biggest business risks lie and how to best mitigate them. But two interwoven challenges prevent companies from drawing out that value: First, security teams are too overwhelmed by their data to analyze and use it effectively. Second, security leaders cannot translate that data and what it means to other executives and the board of directors.
With no way to efficiently analyze troves of data and alerts, security teams can’t effectively communicate to the business what the major risks are, where gaps in protection may exist and how to strengthen the overall security posture. The consequences of this are dangerous: If business leaders don’t take security risks seriously, it could impact investments in everything from brand building to business transformation and merger and acquisition activity. Alternatively, communicating the wrong data could lead to a false sense of security that leaves the organization at risk.
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