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18 December, 2018 | Steve Dickson

4 Questions CISOs Can Use to Get Executive Buy-in

All too often, the C-suite sees IT security projects as supermassive black holes that absorb millions of dollars but don’t give anything in return except a vague sense of security. CISOs, on the other hand, know that a strong cybersecurity posture can do far more than reduce the likelihood of...
11 December, 2018 | Matt Middleton-Leal

Three Steps to Justify an Investment in IT Security

Since there is no such thing as 100% security, investments in it never seem to be enough. In regards to budgeting, the role of a CISO is to prioritize available resources based on the IT risks the organization faces and justify additional investments when needed to the executives. Easier said than...
7 August, 2018 | Matt Middleton-Leal

How to Calculate Return on Security Investment

During my 20+ year career in IT, I have been involved in projects from many different angles. I have been an end user and a consultant; I have managed technology and I have sold it. But throughout it all, there has been one constant challenge:  How to assess the return on investment for a...
26 July, 2011 | Chris Rich

How do you decide what IT budget line-items to fight for?

In my time as a network admin and manager, there were many occasions during both good and bad times where I had to decide what items needed to be included in my budget and which would not. Some I chose on concrete ROI (product X saves Y dollars because of current expense, time, consolidation,...