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    February 7, 2018

Strategic Priorities for 2018 - Chief Security Officers

Taylor Lewis
Product Marketing Manager

“Hope for the best, plan for the worst,” says Akshay Bhargava, vice president of the cloud business group at Oracle.With the rising risk of a breach, this is currently the reality for Chief Security Officers (CSO) today. In a recent Forbes article, 5 Strategic Priorities For Chief Security Officers In 2018, Bhargava talks about the key areas CSOs should focus on to strengthen their IT environment and mitigate risk.

Bhargava explains major shifts in modern business processes and emphasizes the importance of security practices to evolve alongside. Bhargava states, “Be proactive and define appropriate technologies, processes, and developer training that ensures security is embedded throughout the development lifecycle.” 

The need for automated monitoring solutions continues the theme of proactivity within the article. Security Operations Centers (SOC) receive nearly 17,000 alerts per week. CSOs must bring in automated technologies with machine learning capabilities to prevent attacks.

Bhargava goes on to explain the importance of clear communication within the business, by incorporating both business users and executives.

Planning for the worst means putting together a plan of action in the event of a breach. However, hoping for the best can be safeguarded by taking proactive steps to protect your environment.To learn more, read 5 Strategic Priorities For Chief Security Officers In 2018.


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