# Opener

Pinpoint and plan for your most critical cyber risks


Challenge Laundry lists of security projects prevent effective planning

Why Improvement should emphasize cyber risk reduction

Solution Build a prioritized roadmap leveraging quantified cyber risk scenarios

Throw Away Your Laundry Lists of To Dos

As a busy cybersecurity professional, conflicting priorities tend to delay progress. Identifying security deficiencies is important, yet often a growing to-do list can become overwhelming to manage. Time is of the essence. As a security leader, demonstrating improvement should focus on objective value as quickly as possible. A meaningful cybersecurity roadmap aligns realistic priorities with clear and visible risk reduction at every step of the way.

Work on Projects Leading to Impact Reduction

It takes a village to improve cybersecurity posture. Your team must believe in the cybersecurity roadmap and not doubt the reasoning behind choosing one project over another. Resolving your most susceptible risks is a basic assumption and only one part of the planning equation. Some control deficiencies may appear critical on the surface but fail to move the risk reduction needle if closed. A cybersecurity roadmap based on quantified risk scenarios clearly demonstrates impact reduction and shines light on what is the most important project to tackle first. Often times, it may not appear as the most urgent without proper analysis.

Scenario Based Roadmaps Make Business Sense

Your cybersecurity roadmap should report improvement projects beyond technical tasks. Humanizing cybersecurity risk gives you a powerful voice in every executive conversation. These types of roadmaps are successful mechanisms for change because your planning considers and showcases impacts that affect people, processes, and technology. Not only is this approach more transparent, but it’s easier to understand for non-technical questioning investment in cybersecurity.

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