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What cybersecurity solution do you need? From Zero Trust to ADR, IAM, risk/privacy, data protection, AppSec and threat, securing digital transformation, to resiliency and remediation, we can build the right program to help solve your challenges.
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Optiv works with more than 450 world-class security technology partners. By putting you at the center of our unmatched ecosystem of people, products, partners and programs, we accelerate business progress like no other company can.
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Greatness is every team working toward a common goal. Winning in spite of cyber threats and overcoming challenges in spite of them. It’s building for a future that only you can create or simply coming home in time for dinner.
However you define greatness, Optiv is in your corner. We manage cyber risk so you can secure your full potential.
Measuring Cybersecurity ROI Part 2: Cost Savings, Decreasing M&A Risk
The good news for frustrated CISOs is that cybersecurity also drives the sorts of revenues and efficiencies leadership looks for in evaluating ROI.
For starters, effective security means significant cost savings.
Efficiencies save time, and hence money, which is then available for other strategic initiatives. And cybersecurity, for many organizations, is a locus of significant inefficiency and waste.
This sort of unintegrated, piecemeal approach tends to be inefficient and is often quite expensive. Our experience is that self-integration of a cybersecurity product is, on average, about 30% less efficient than if it’s implemented by an external cybersecurity integrator. Additionally, third-party integrators work with the technology a company already has in place, driving strong optimization efficiencies and reducing confusing, expensive (and less effective) vendor sprawl.
Second, cybersecurity dramatically reduces the risk associated with mergers and acquisitions.
In one notable case, an acquirer’s final offer was cut by several hundred million dollars as a result of belated revelations about security incidents. And a 2016 NYSE survey demonstrated more than half of respondents see security vulnerabilities as merger/acquisition deal-breakers. (CircleID)
Strong cybersecurity programs can supercharge the due-diligence process, though. Things to consider:
If an organization has a third-party risk management program, companies for potential acquisition can be assessed to determine cost and risk more effectively, balancing cost against growth (to get real ROI) and properly assessing the cost of money to borrow. Mature cybersecurity programs help you categorize risk and cost faster, giving you a decided edge on the competition.
In part 3, we will focus on specific ways companies have leveraged cybersecurity to create new innovations and business opportunities.
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