To what extent does security slow things down in your business?

Doesn’t slow things down at all30%

Somewhat slows things down39%

Moderately slows things down21%

Significantly slows things down10%


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IT Analyst in Education, 2 - 10 employees
Depends on the situation but not all the time
Information Security Analyst in Software, 201 - 500 employees
There is always a tradeoff between security and convenience.  More of one generally means less of the other and vice versa.
Information Security Analyst in Manufacturing, 1,001 - 5,000 employees
The competitive environment, business goals/objectives, corporate culture etc. are all key determinants in achieving the fine balance between security and productivity (without causing any compromise to each other).
IT Manager in IT Services, 10,001+ employees
A security incident can break the backnone of an enterprise. Hence measures and controls have to be at next gen level
Enterprise Architect in Finance (non-banking), 10,001+ employees
"Slowing things down" implies a bit that the security processes are not considered as being an enhancement to the delivery. Another way to phrase the question could be "How frequently are security issues discovered late in the delivery process slowing down the time-to-market", or "How well integrated are security measures in your organization ensuring an efficient delivery of your products".

One could interpret the question as "if we would not have to consider security, how much faster would we deliver". But that's almost the same as stating "if we would not have to consider the functionality of the product, how much faster would we deliver", or "if we would not need to test things out, how much faster would we deliver", and that has little sense.
Manager, Security Operations and Compliance in Finance (non-banking), 51 - 200 employees
Ideally if you integrate it properly it will actually speed things up in your business. Security can be a business enabler if framed the right way

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