Showing the value of security

By | April 19, 2006

Most organisations follow an operational budget and pay little attention to security. In fact, security spending is often an afterthought. Of course, IT pros know that spending money up front on security can often save companies more money in the long run.

However, it can often take some extra effort to convince those who hold the purse strings that a proactive security strategy is usually your best bet. Budget decision makers need to see where security dollars are going, and they need to understand the impact of these funds on the operational health of the network.

To help make your case, I suggest creating a regular report to show the powers-that-be the return on investment for security spending. If you don´t begin internally publicizing the positive and proactive impact of your security solutions, then you´re failing in your reporting aspects — and you´re missing a chance for creating visibility.Read Full Story

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