Why entrepreneurs need to invest in Enterprise Security Risk Management (ESRM)
If you are an entrepreneur you have a lot on your plate. Especially, if you are a small business owner and are your company’s entire C-suite. All business owners should strive to have experts to perform the functions of their discipline in their organization. Security should be one of the first disciplines in which expertise is sought.
Small business owners know the majority of their business in and out. You understand your product, you know your employees, and you know the numbers in your financial statement as well as you know your social security number. However, do you know how security converges with each of those other pillars of your business?
Take your product knowledge; do you have a supply chain security policy? Hiring employees with integrity is your best defense of employee theft; what is your pre-employment screening process? Are you maximizing your return on investment by using security risk management principles? Information security needs to be amongst your chief concerns as an entrepreneur.
ESRM addresses these issues in a holistic way that will not change your organizational culture. ESRM is designed to uniquely map security processes to a particular company’s current structure. Security should add to your bottom line not take away from it.