The Return on Cybersecurity Investment

Measuring ROI on cybersecurity investment has always been a challenge. Unfortunately, it is not a matter of straight numbers like it is with other investment types. The lack of a consistent matrix to measure security investments makes it even more difficult. Measuring, for example, the ROI on cybersecurity awareness training versus the investment in security appliances such as firewalls and web content filtering devices, and so on, are completely different things, and the resulting ROI may not be as clear as expected. One way to look at the ROI on security is from a risk reduction perspective, by measuring expected improvement against the cost associated with the improvement. To implement such an approach ...

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