A Ceasefire in the War Between IT and Security Operations

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Friction has existed between IT departments and Security Operations for years. If turf wars and business silos are not the cause, the lack of collaboration and communication will often lead to disharmony between the two. The left hand should know what the right hand is doing and vice versa, but that can only happen if the problems between them are acknowledged and addressed. Check out our recent conversation where Lynx CEO Gina Mahin and Steven Bay, Director of Security Operations and Threat Intelligence at Security On-Demand, discuss how Integrated Risk Management can bring a ceasefire to this friction and turn these teams into partners working toward the common goal of protecting the business.

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This video is meant to be informative around the specific challenges, data, and solutions, that allow these two business areas to collaborate more effectively.

  • What are the major threats, ransomware, hackers, Chinese/Russian entities?
  • How do we use this information to drive security?
  • How do we ensure threats are identified and remediated quickly
  • What does a threat-based approach look like?

When we understand the impact of these threats, we can react efficiently between IT and security.  Automation is the key to responding to change more quickly and communication across business units allows the organization to leverage automation more effectively.  These two areas are invaluable to creating a cease fire between IT and Security.

From here, your organization can build automated systems through machine learning, alerts etc. to build processes for security orchestration with IT systems to protect until the security team can evaluate and address.  Integrated Risk Management helps to inform, what happened or what is impacted and what systemic changes need to be in place for a go-forward strategy.