Want your Security team talking the business language? This is the secret:

27 Jun, 2016
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Today, the CISOs are in a dead-lock. When they are successful – they go unnoticed. When they are noticed – it usually means that something had gone bad, requiring them to clean up after a security incident, or even worst – a major breach had occurred.

In the day-to-day organizational discussions, The CISOs and their team are talking a language that is not understood by the business – and thus they are perceived as outsiders, slowing down the business, strangers in their own company.
Furthermore, since it would be impossible to quantify the ROI of their spending, though clear to all these days, they are perceived as a cost center to the business. Despite their understanding that what they need to protect is the client, employee and business data as well as business transactions, their language includes cryptic terms like “SQL Injections” “Malware”, XSS and they want budgets for protecting IPs, devices, networks and end-points.

Organizations’ applications are the heart of their business. Business life depends on its client information and the transactions that are performed in its high-risk web and enterprise applications. These access requests and transactions are performed daily by thousands of end users, 3rd party and customers.

The key to having security teams talking the business language, is very simple: provide them the right tool.
Security team that speaks the business language, and can easily explain the Product Managers and Application owners the major data and monetary risks can help impact the business in a noticeable, meaningful way, and ultimately get the job done easier, with less friction.

SecuPi does exactly that. Applying an agent on the application servers enables the monitoring of all sensitive and regulated data exposure, using behavior analytics, profiling and peer comparison on data flows and transactions while enabling a wealth of possible prevention and remediation actions – and without any code changes or DBA time spent.
This then enables the security team to very easily:

  1. Know who is accessing VIP client information – and control all data access from a centralized policy management platform, no DBA activity required
  2. Monitor and detect fraudulent transactions – to prevent monetary loss
  3. Flag User Behavior anomalies, based on actual evidence of data access or transactional information, targeting insider threats and hacked accounts.
  4. Many more insights regarding User Behaviors that today go completely unnoticed.

And it doesn’t end here: the SOC team, which today is completely blind to any business meaning of the events they monitor become aware. They finally have a clear context of actual business impact for each alert coming in. If, for example, the SOC team gets an alert for an malware-infected device – SecuPi adds the business risk score (risk score that is attuned to the negative impact of the exposure).

Alternatively, for every suspicious IP that shows anomalous network activity SecuPi adds “how many client records were exposed to this IP” dimension and/or what where the business transactions performed from this IP over the last week?
With SecuPi, the CISOs team can finally take part in the business discussion, monitoring client information, high-risk transactions, and sensitive employee data – showing immediate value and business insights to executive management. This way, they works with the business line managers, enhancing High Risk Applications with invisible controls that protect data flows and enforce transaction thresholds – talking the same business language and aligning to the business requirements.

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