Blog Posts Tagged with "Budgets"


Getting Past Security's Fuzzy Math ROI

December 05, 2011 Added by:Rafal Los

It seems that we're using statistics, metrics, surveys and 'studies' to demonstrate what we can't otherwise adequately explain. That would be all well and good, if the math wasn't all fuzzy. Numbers can't fib, only the people that manipulate them can be accused of that trespass...

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Ineffective CISOs Foster Shady Vendor Practices

November 23, 2011 Added by:Boris Sverdlik

The question remains how much faith is too much to put in the hands of your vendors? Without a thorough analysis of the inner workings of your organization, it is impossible for any external entity to make recommendations on where your reactionary dollars are best spent...

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Enterprise Security: Over Budget, Over Extended, Under Prepared

November 11, 2011 Added by:Rafal Los

When your organization's house is on fire, the pressure's on to put it out immediately rather than worry about long-term sustainability. The best time to formulate a strategy is pre-breach. Unfortunately, this is often the time when you probably won't have the funds... details, details...

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The Other Top Issues Facing Computer Security

October 27, 2011 Added by:Dan Dieterle

There is a disconnect between management and IT. Sometimes management doesn’t fully understand what the IT department is doing. Veteran computer personal are being removed from companies – “due to cutbacks”, only to be replaced shortly thereafter by inexperienced or even temporary workers...

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The Economic Benefit of Cloud Computing

October 24, 2011 Added by:Kevin L. Jackson

In considering cloud computing for the Intelligence Community, security is an obvious concern. Classified information should always be processed in properly protected and certified IC private or community clouds. If a secure cloud model can be designed, economic savings can certainly be realized...

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Security Investment to Focus on Utility Control Systems

October 18, 2011 Added by:Headlines

“Unfortunately, one thing has not changed. Cyber security is still way behind the attackers. Even where strong countermeasures exist, they are not consistently deployed, and most sophisticated attackers look at smart grids from a systemic perspective..."

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Two Million Euro for Dutch Cyber Operations in 2012

September 27, 2011 Added by:Don Eijndhoven

A small sum, but considerable in the face of ongoing budget cuts at the Dutch Ministry of Defense. One has to wonder though, with all that has been going on the last few years, what will be done with a mere € 2 million for an entire year. This would pay for roughly 10 people and some hardware...

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Federal CIO Salaries Lag - Leads to Turnover

September 19, 2011 Added by:Bill Gerneglia

It’s more than just a salary cut. Officials working for private companies also get bonuses, stock options and a better benefits package than those working in the public sector. So who in their right mind would tolerate the smaller paycheck in exchange for a bunch of headaches?

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UK Investing Heavily in Cyber Offensive Capabilities

September 07, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Suppose you're a scientist at Cheltenham and you come up with a new exploit of Windows. Are you going to tell Microsoft, get it patched and protect 60 million Brits? Or are you going to keep quiet about it so you can exploit 1.2 billion Chinese and 1 billion Indians?"

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Vivek Kundra Makes the Case for Government Cloud

September 01, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"...governments around the world are wasting billions of dollars on unnecessary information technology. This problem has worsened in recent years because of what I call the 'I.T. cartel.' This powerful group of private contractors encourages reliance on inefficient software and hardware..."

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The Great Cloud Blockage: 80/20

August 16, 2011 Added by:Ben Kepes

The Catch 22 situation – IT cannot free up sufficient dollars to move legacy applications to the Cloud. And because they therefore have to focus a significant proportion of their budget on keeping the lights on, the opportunities for investment in these activities are eroded...

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Is Your CIO an Insomniac?

August 09, 2011 Added by:Bill Gerneglia

In many cases they lack the proper staff and dedicated resources to properly battle the daily IT disruptions. They are at times responsible for technology budgets, servers, applications, and IT staff that are outside their control - this leads to stress and often sleep deprivation...

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Log Management at Zero Cost and One Hour per Week?

August 01, 2011 Added by:Anton Chuvakin

CAN one REALLY do a decent job with log management (including log review) if their budget is $0 AND their time budget is 1 hour/week? I got asked that when I was teaching my SANS SEC434 class a few months ago and the idea stuck in my head. The only plausible way that I came up with is...

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Data Thefts Surge Despite Increased Budgets

July 28, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"We live in a data-driven society and access to sensitive or proprietary data continues to bleed past organizational walls, making it a challenge for IT security teams to protect corporate data. Organizations must be able to proactively identify and mitigate security threats in real time..."

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On Branding Your Enterprise Compliance Project

July 25, 2011 Added by:Thomas Fox

Even with the economy on the upswing, corporations being extremely conservative on funding, especially for departments which are viewed as more overhead than revenue generating. Project teams who embrace a brand mentality put themselves in a stronger position to achieve their goals...

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The (Almost) Budget-less CISO: Winning, Not Surviving

July 12, 2011 Added by:Rafal Los

As an enterprise-level security leader, your job is to secure the company. How does a huge budget help you achieve that? In reality, it doesn't. A huge budget is the signal that you've not understood your business well enough to apply the right controls in the right places...

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