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Source: SOX Compliance Journal - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Security Most people believe security can’t be directly linked to the business initiatives, supporting SOX compliance or improving top line revenue. Ask the executive management team of most companies if they still think of security as an “art? rather than a science and you’ll find most believe it’s a necessity, but wonder if they can ever be truly secure. Finances can be quantified, network operations can be measured to understand bandwidth requirements now and projected into the future, but most see security as nebulous at best. Even as the awareness of cyber-attacks increases and the importance of government regulations grows, security professionals are still battling for resources and budget.

Organizations struggle to provide cost-effective security services while simultaneously trying to meet the ongoing business objectives. Despite the continued examples where inadequate funding of security can be catastrophic to the company, it remains under-staffed and under-funded. This is because most people believe security can’t be directly linked to the business initiatives or improving top line revenue.

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