Richard Greene, President of Seculert, discussed the importance of security processes for businesses during a Thought Leadership Spotlight Presented by Seculert at the 2014 Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Leadership Forum in New York on April 9. In his presentation, “Why Your Current Security Processes are a Business Plan for Bankruptcy,” Greene noted businesses must understand persistent security threats to minimize their damage.
According to Greene, organizations are exposed to numerous security threats. However, Greene said an organization that devotes the necessary time and resources to understand these problems can avoid security breaches. Greene stated an organization that considers all of its options can take steps to prevent security problems for years to come: “We have a volume problem and a resource problem. How might we resolve that? The basis of the proposal here is you take that and you kind of blow it up for a second. I’m not saying blow it up, but to think about it in a different way.”
In addition, Greene said there is risk involved with any new security protocols. If an organization understands how security problems happen, Greene said, it can reduce its security risks: “If I can find intelligence that can make my defenses more efficient earlier in the kill chain I’ll feel that I’m at a little less risk.”