Security as an enabler: Supporting enterprise innovation and transformation

  • Date 29 Apr 2014

Security as an enabler: Supporting enterprise innovation and transformation

29 Apr 2014, 10:45 - 11:45

Keynote Theatre

Language:
English

The business landscape has changed beyond recognition in recent years with new technologies, working practices, globalisation and consumerisation driving transformation and innovation. As a result information and cyber security are being pushed up the corporate agenda. But all too often security is still seen as a risk-averse, business inhibitor – stifling innovation, agility and efficiency with strict controls and policies. As information security teams grapple with the challenges of securing an increasingly complex and ever changing threat landscape they have an opportunity to transform information security into an enabling function,  supporting and adding value to the business as it transforms and innovates.

So how can an information security function evolve to become business-led? How do you bring business knowledge into the security team and educate security practitioners about the implications of threats for the business? How can you challenge negative perceptions of risk within information security? How can security functions start thinking like the business and become a business partner? How does information security become fundamental to the business rather than just a compliance issue? How should information security practitioners engage the business and get management and stakeholder buy-in? How can information security and business work together to create a common language to ensure the effective communication of risk intelligence without instilling FUD? 

During this session the panel will discuss how information security practitioners can position security as an enabling function and truly support the business including:

  • How to integrate security into agile business practices and transformation
  • New strategies to educate the security team to understand business objectives and speak the language of the business
  • How security can help the business collaborate internally, with suppliers and with customers
  • How the security function can inform and contribute to business decision-making
  • What skills are required for an effective security professional and what does this all mean for the role of the CISO?

 

Contributors

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CPD & CPE Credits

  1. CPD & CPE Credits Attending this session will entitle you to receive 1 CPE/CPD credit

Business Issues Covered

Deliver security to drive and enable clear business growth. Demonstrate clear thought leadership to ensure security is high on the corporate agenda and capex justified. Ensure information security projects demonstrate return on investment.

CPD & CPE Credits

  1. CPD & CPE Credits Attending this session will entitle you to receive 1 CPE/CPD credit

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