Having a well defined and robust protective security strategy is critical for any organisation that seeks to safeguard their assets, systems and people.
Organisations that lack a formal enterprise protective security strategy more often than not make intuitive decisions rather than informed ones. Thus they spend more than they should on strategies that don’t work and routinely fail to identify potentially serious security threats, vulnerabilities and risks within their organisation.
Having a robust protective security function is essential for businesses for several reasons:
Protection against threats
A protective security function can help protect a business against a range of potential threats, including physical security risks such as theft or vandalism, cybersecurity risks such as data breaches or hacking attempts, and reputational risks such as negative publicity or damage to brand image. This protection can include security guards, CCTV, alarms, biometric systems, monitoring systems and data analytics.
Compliance with regulations
Many industries are subject to regulations and standards, particularly around privacy, that require businesses to implement specific security measures. A robust security function can help ensure that a business remains compliant with these regulations and avoids potential fines or legal consequences. Undertaking Security Compliance Assessments ensures that your organisation is complying with security standards, and has plans in place to mitigate risk.
By identifying and mitigating potential security risks, a protective security function can help a business manage and reduce its overall risk exposure.
In the event of a security incident, a protective security function can help ensure that the business can continue to operate with minimal disruption, protecting the organization’s operations and revenue streams.
Overall, a robust protective security function is crucial for businesses to protect themselves against various threats, comply with regulations, manage risk, and maintain business continuity.
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Author: Lisa Seltzer, Agilient Consultant