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Solaris 8 Security by Edgar Danielyan

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Justifying Investing in Security

Justifying expenses on anything is not a trivial task, and justifying big expenses is even more difficult. The situation with security-related investments is no different. Unlike many other technologies, security technologies don’t offer any new functionality or features. Instead, they help you protect from threats, manage risks, and minimize losses. Unfortunately, this is not something that is easy to show. At times, it might be very difficult to convince whoever is in charge that a particular security-related expense now might save much more tomorrow. The following sections offer guidelines on how to prove that investing in security is necessary before it’s too late.

Risk Assessment

Perform a detailed risk ...

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