As security issues dominate, use the right plans and metrics to thrive


Joe Partlow

This article was contributed by Joe Partlow, CTO of ReliaQuest

The end of the year has traditionally meant crunch time for organizations to finish their preparations for the upcoming year ahead. New budgets are allocated, and it’s up to the department leads to communicate metrics, results, and challenges from the past year in order to justify the additional spending for next year. In 2021, cybersecurity was under the spotlight like never before, with cybercrime increasing 600% due to the pandemic. Because of this, organizations are forced to address cybersecurity with direct orders from the top: CEOs and board members.

However, among all the metrics that department leaders analyze, one of the most difficult aspects to track is security progress and...

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