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3 ways CISOs can align cybersecurity to business goals

To work effectively with the C-suite, CISOs can take three steps to align business goals with cybersecurity needs to reduce risk, TechTarget guest contributor Mike McGlynn advises.

by Mike McGlynn for TechTarget

Security professionals face a host of critical threats: the unfolding repercussions of the SolarWinds nation-state attack, vulnerabilities exposed by an ongoing pandemic that has changed how people work, more sophisticated ransomware attacks and new questions surrounding federal and state security.

While it's hard to avoid getting inundated with cybersecurity firefighting, it's important for CISOs to stay focused on the big picture, which means managing the risks that pose the biggest threat to an organization's overall health. To do so, they must align cybersecurity to business goals. It's a tall order, but not an impossible one with the right approach. 

 

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