5 Negative Impacts of Misaligned Security Strategies

PUBLISHED ON August 2, 2018
LAST UPDATED August 19, 2021

It’s no secret that the frequency and intensity of data breaches is growing at an exponential rate. Based on data from Verizon’s Data Breach Investigations Report, there were nearly 53,000 incidents and over 2,215 confirmed breaches in a mere 12 months. This confirms the fear that many organizations face that hackers are thriving in an expanded playing field, and organizations don’t have the resources or the bandwidth to keep up. 

Security Strategy Misalignment

In response to this and similar trends, businesses are commonly resorting to impulse investments in technology and resources that promise stronger defenses. Unfortunately, these rash decisions often cause security strategy misalignment – the results of which often mirror the likes of data breaches in their negative impact on the business.

The top 5 lasting business impacts include:

  1. Adverse experiences for legitimate prospect/customer traffic
  2. Overwhelmed security teams
  3. Siloed data and lack of knowledge
  4. Cumbersome technology and business resistance
  5. Underutilized solutions and exposed applications

With web application attacks showing no signs of slowing, it is imperative that organizations understand and take steps to circumvent the potential negative, lasting impacts of certain attempts to combat hackers.

Our CEO, Bret Settle, explores this dilemma and aforementioned consequences in greater detail in an article originally published by Information Management.

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About the Author

Mackenzie Jacobson

Mackenzie is the Senior Manager of Digital Marketing at Threat X. She is a detail-oriented marketing professional with experience in B2B strategic marketing development, implementation, and analysis. Through highly-targeted, demand generation campaigns, Mackenzie is committed to bridging the gap between interested prospects and solutions providers, and does so through web, SEO/SEM, email, social, and display advertising campaigns. She has held prior roles managing global demand generation campaigns at a digital marketing agency, tech startups and Fortune 500 company.