Discerning appropriate security budget levels and prioritizing the spend to maximize efficacy is a no easy task, and then defending the allocations to the CFO with the hopes that your budget plans will not be shredded in the process is even more daunting.

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just put on your rose-tinted glasses and get the budget love you know you and your team deserve?

That’s the premise of this humorous short by our friends at Twist&Shout, the production geniuses behind the highly acclaimed and award winning John Powers series, and we hope the levity will bring a smile to your face, if only temporarily…

Many organizations continue working on security budgets throughout calendar Q4 and into January, so even if you don’t get to have much sway on budget allocations for IT security, you will be interested in a recent Security Budget Research Roundup that includes research from IDC, Computerworld, Ponemon, EY, and CEB.pic

Download the  IT Security Budget Roundup for CIOs and CISOs

Each year, numerous industry research reports provide budget forecasting on expected spending for worldwide IT. Some add a focus within specific industries as well as technologies, but very few focus strictly on IT security.

Bringing a few of the most notable reports together provides a valuable roundup of information for IT operations, including forecasts of IT security spending.

This may be a time-saver for busy CIOs and CISOs and their teams who are seeking data to compare, support and defend possibly thin IT security budgets, or a needed increase to meet business priorities.

This report is organized to review what the research shows, business priorities and trends to tap, and strategies on how to defend your numbers.

Also Available:

picThe Executive’s Guide to the Top 20 Critical Security Controls

Tripwire has also compiled an e-book, titled The Executive’s Guide to the Top 20 Critical Security Controls: Key Takeaways and Improvement Opportunities, which is available for download [registration form required].

This publication is designed to assist executives by providing guidance for implementing broad baseline technical controls that are required to ensure a robust network security posture.

The author, a security and compliance architect, examined each of the Controls and has distilled key takeaways and areas of improvement. At the end of each section in the e-book, you’ll find a link to the fully annotated complete text of the Control.

Download your free copy of The Executive’s Guide to the Top 20 Critical Security Controls: Key Takeaways and Improvement Opportunities today.

 

Definitive Guide to Attack Surface Analytics

picAlso: Pre-register today for a complimentary hardcopy or e-copy of the forthcoming Definitive Guide™ to Attack Surface Analytics. You will also gain access to exclusive, unpublished content as it becomes available.

* Show how security activities are enabling the business

* Balance security risk with business needs

* Continuously improve your extended enterprise security posture

 

We hope these resources are of strategic use to you and your organization, and we welcome feedback.

Hasta Pronto!

@CindyV

 

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