Ajay Banga, CEO of Mastercard, speaks during a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on mitigating cybersecurity threats to small and medium-sized businesses. Mastercard has long been a thought leader on security and today’s columnist, Mastercard's Anne Marie Zettlemoyer, writes about how the industry will work towards blending speed and security so customers have an enhanced experience. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

If you're anywhere near the security space you've heard it: "Security slows everything down." And while we may roll eyes and offer up a quick, "yeah but..." in some cases, we know that sentiment can be true. Of course businesses need security; and of course security is expected - but I often find myself challenging the bias that security has become an anticipated barrier in the pace of development. After all, security exists to enable the business to achieve its goals, right?

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