This step brings all the pieces together. If you are following the trend, many security organizations are outsourcing many aspects of this function. But have you evaluated who is in the best position to integrate all of the previous four steps into a definitive and measured plan? Millions can be spent getting to this stage. Are you ready to ensure those millions are leveraged correctly, so the metrics needed to drive the long-term performance of your team and the technology they leverage?
If “integration” was redefined in such a way as to encourage each consultant and vendor within these five core steps to provide end-users with a seamless and predictive outcome based on their collaborative interactions, security executives would be more effective.