Governance & Risk Management

The ROI of Business-Driven Security

RSA's Ben Smith on How Organizations Are Benefitting from New Cyber Strategy
Ben Smith, field CTO, RSA

It isn't a specific product to be purchased and deployed, but RSA's concept of business-driven security is a new strategy to help improve communication between the operations and risk managers within security organizations. RSA's Ben Smith describes how to start.

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In an interview at the New York City Fraud and Breach Prevention Summit, where Smith was a featured speaker, he discusses:

  • What business-driven security is and is not;
  • How this new strategy resonates with RSA's customer base;
  • Why "attaining visibility" is the best place to start with this approach.

Smith is field chief technology officer (Field CTO - US East) with RSA, a Dell Technologies business. With 25 years of experience in the information security, networking and telecommunications industries, he regularly consults on RSA's strategic vision around architecture and technical roadmaps for the company's security and risk management solutions. His prior employers include UUNET, CSC and the U.S. government, along with several technology-oriented startups. He holds the CISSP and CRISC certifications.

About the Author

Tom Field

Tom Field

Senior Vice President, Editorial, ISMG

Field is responsible for all of ISMG's 28 global media properties and its team of journalists. He also helped to develop and lead ISMG's award-winning summit series that has brought together security practitioners and industry influencers from around the world, as well as ISMG's series of exclusive executive roundtables.

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