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3. Cost Benefit

Dr. Jacob G. Oakley1  , Michael Butler2, Wayne York1, Dr. Matthew Puckett3 and Dr. J. Louis Sewell3
Owens Cross Roads, AL, USA
Arlington, VA, USA
Huntsville, AL, USA

In this chapter, we will explore the concept of cost benefit and how it applies within the cybersecurity industry. The term itself is rather self-descriptive. Cost benefit is an assessment of how beneficial something is when offset with cost. Typically, the benefit in cost benefit, when referred to in cybersecurity constructs, is the ability to mitigate risk. Risk could be risk of exploitation ...

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