Cybersecurity Outcomes: What Do We Really Want?

Helen Patton
5 min readJul 10, 2023
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What is the purpose of a cybersecurity program, anyway? If we could all just agree on the answer to that question, life as a security leader would be so simple. If we could, as a profession, take the time to tell everyone else what the answer SHOULD be, that might bring some clarity to why we do what we do. But few people are asking this question, and the security profession is keeping quiet.

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Helen Patton

Cyber Security, Technology Ethics, and Humanity. What else? I can be found at CISOHelen.com or on Twitter @CisoHelen or on Mastodon @cisohelen@infosec.exchange