July 19, 2021

Where does IT Sec fit in IT – Who do you report to?

We all know the typical IT setup – admins, devs, and maybe proj management. With managers and specialized teams sprinkled in as necessary. Where, though, does IT Security belong inside that structure?



Cybersecurity doesn’t belong inside that structure.

Cybersecurity focuses on business risk related to the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of electronic data. The primary role of a cybersecurity team is to ensure that the business decision makers can make informed business decisions about those business risks. Often times, the cybersecurity team also takes on the tasks necessary to protect against some of those business risks and to detect, respond to, and recover from security events.


@u/sprjoe I agree with him, security is a different full fledged team IT security involves three components:

Physical security, cybersecurity and information security

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