A new report from EMC security arm RSA has recommended information technology managers to engage all departments of their companies to implement new security systems and processes throughout their enterprises.
Processes used to manage and protect information assets should be updated and made adaptable to the chancing nature of cyber attacks and other security risks, EMC said Tuesday.
“For the enterprise to successfully innovate in today’s digital world, security teams must re-evaluate cyber risk management efforts, steering away from reactive, perimeter-based approaches that are inflexible and focus instead on proactive collaboration with the business,” said Art Coviello, executive vice president at EMC and executive chairman at RSA.
The study by RSA’s Security for Business Innovation Council identified risk measurement, control assessments and threat detection as among the key areas where security teams can maximize process transformations.
According to the report, entitled “Transforming Information Security: Future-Proofing Processes,” collaborating with business groups within the enterprise will speed up cyber risk identification, tracking and evaluation.
Other council recommendations to build an organization’s information security program include looking at how information is used in business processes, as well as quantifying cyber risk and its effect on the business.