Achieving The Five Levels Of Information Security Governance
Information security governance is the guiding hand that organizes and directs risk mitigation efforts into a business-aligned strategy for the entire organization. Yet governance can be extremely challenging because organizations are dynamic entities operating in a backdrop of perpetual change with varied levels of cybersecurity maturity and multiple conflicting priorities.
While misdirected governance can expose the organization to multiple risks and weaken the entire security posture, engaged governance can make the organization more resilient to cyberattacks and greatly enhance business success in the long run.
So how can organizations build engaged governance? That answer lies in the maturity of the information security function as well as the competence and skills of security practitioners.
The Five Levels Of Security Maturity And The Resulting Effect On Governance
Security maturity in organizations can be divided into five levels. Let’s understand what these are and what strategies can be taken to make information security better connected to organizational goals and strategy.
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