To avoid conflict, network and security teams need to map out their roles and goals from the beginning of a project. "Because there are potentially many groups involved, our suggestion is that all of these teams need to engage early in any discussions," says Aruba's Fierro. "All of our deployment advice suggests mapping out roles, expected privileges, what happens with good and bad authentications, and so on."
Chris Pogue, senior vice president of Cyber Threat Analysis at Nuix, says mutual engagement should begin even earlier, during the staffing process. "Hire security staff with production IT, networking, or programming experience so that they can talk on an equal level with IT," he says. "Their different skills may actually help solve problems more quickly for IT, leading to additional trust and shared interest in projects."