4. Know when to take a tactical pause
Without a doubt, security is frequently overwhelming. When it seems like there is too much to do, and not enough time or resources, it’s time for a tactical pause.
Explained in Why you need a tactical pause to build a successful security program, the purpose of a tactical pause is to step back and slow down -- just enough -- to get perspective.
In practice, “...take enough time to place focus on the 3 areas that deliver the highest overall value. Otherwise the team ends up unfocused, trying to do everything, and producing mediocre results.”
This is the opportunity to assess how your environment changed, align assets and efforts, and move from a position of confidence. It places purposeful action over wasteful reaction.
“Executed well, it presents an opportunity to reconnect with the business, demonstrate value, and gain confidence in the direction of the team. It regains momentum for necessary efforts and aligns forces for new ones.”
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