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Three ways a CSO can stop being the bad guy

Maria Korolov | April 2, 2015
Some executives are learning to say yes, instead of no.

"It allowed us to reduce malware threats, like ransomware," said Meyer. "We got better availability, better data loss prevention, and a happier workforce -- and we ended up chopping storage costs in half."

Users are just trying to do their jobs to the best of their ability, he said.

"The question is, how can we enable users to be more diligent in security, but also enable them to do their job quicker," he said. "Business isn't in business to lose money -- all those users are there to perform a function. If you remove the barriers for the end user, you're now touching a lot of the organization."

Meyer urged very CSO and CISO to begin building working relationships with other business leaders in their company, and to stay positive.

"If a business unit wants to deploy something in six months, you make sure you do everything you can to meet their six month target," he said. "They can't wait two years -- they're throwing money away, in their eyes. Don't stop $50 million of potential revenues for $2 million in risk. That makes no sense. Assume the risk and move forward."

 

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