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Seven Keys to Success When Working with Information Security Professionals

As they relate to IT, the functions of business continuity and information security have one common goal. That is to minimize the losses and maximize the uptime of the organization’s information systems before, during, and after an emergency situation. Business continuity and information security are interdependent and the teams must work well together if this goal is to be met.

However, when it comes to the teams working together, there tend to be various barriers to effective communication. Based on my experience, the average information security professional often thinks 90 and sometimes 180 degrees out of sync with the average business continuity professional which leads to communication breakdown and hinders overall IT progress. The following are the best ways I’ve found to effectively work with us information security types so that everyone is on the same page, systems stay up and running, and customers are kept happy.