How to align security with strategic business objectives

Under increasing pressure to meet stringent regulatory requirements, maintain strong operational performance and increase shareholder value, companies can no longer afford ad-hoc security measures. Protecting intellectual property, sensitive customer information and other business-critical information requires a comprehensive security strategy that is closely aligned with business objectives.


If this is your situation

  • You want to prioritize investments based on security gaps that impact your business and regulatory compliance
  • You need a comprehensive security strategy that addresses risk management, business performance and regulatory compliance
  • You need your security strategy to be actionable, repeatable and reportable
  • You want a security strategy that addresses industry-specific challenges
  • You want to continually align your security strategy, plans and projects with business needs to maximize scarce resources
  • You must communicate your security vision and strategy as well as the status of current security projects to management and shareholders

How PwC can help you

PwC advisory professionals take inventory of your current security initiatives and provide an in-depth evaluation of your organization. Using proven methodologies and accessing our extensive industry knowledge, we analyze business and regulatory needs to create a comprehensive maturity assessment. With our SecurityATLAS framework, we develop a strategy for implementing a company-wide security program that reduces redundant, or "off-strategy," projects. After evaluating and prioritizing projects based on cost, benefit and alignment with the strategy, we deliver a prioritized implementation roadmap that can be communicated easily to management.

Services we provide include the following:

  • Assessing and justifying existing spending, projects and capabilities against industry benchmarks
  • Making it easier to obtain funding for security projects from corporate and business-unit management, by communicating information along multiple dimensions
  • Aligning specific regulations with security agendas
  • Developing actionable security plans that allow CISOs to prioritize projects to minimize rework and maximize value
  • Scorecarding and analyzing projects and capabilities to help set goals and measure progress
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