How to define security requirements in an organization

What are security requirements

In every organization, it is important to define and document the cybersecurity requirements.

Requirements are mandatory security controls and practices defined by the security team, but that must be frequently implemented by other parts of the company. In this article I call these other parts of the company “engineering teams”.

Something similar to requirements are recommendations. Recommendations are very important, but optional, and very dependent on the specific case. While requirements have been decided by the company to be essential, recommendations are not essential.

The balance between what is mandatory (requirements) and what is optional (recommendations) is critical for keeping the organization agile and business-oriented.

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