Metrics and Budgets

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Cybersecurity market slowdown? Not anytime soon

Despite some analyst speculations to the contrary, cybersecurity spending is rising sharply.

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Cyber attacks cost U.S. enterprises $1.3 million on average in 2017

IT security budgets, as well the costs of data breaches, are up for North American enterprises and SMBs.

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Gartner: Worldwide information security spending to hit $93B in 2018

Gartner Inc. says worldwide information security spending will grow 7% to reach $86.4 billion in 2017 and will climb to $93 billion in 2018.

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Know the 'real' price of vendor contracts

Although many vendor engagements result in close working relationships, the age of predatory vendors is upon us. What can you do to avoid them?

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Make better security buying decisions with use cases

Know your risk, then look to use cases to understand what a security product actually does before you invest in anything.

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10 ways CSOs can achieve ROI on a network solution

Setting up and protecting the network infrastructure is a major challenge and needs to be even more sophisticated and dynamic than ever before. Here are 10 points that need to be considered to achieve ROI and deliver payback

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Enterprises misaligning security budget, priorities

Those on staff who are doing the budgeting might blindly write the same amount into the security line every year. Or the C-suite might handcuff the security personnel with a tight budget that doesn’t allow for expansion into new...

Healthcare firms plan to increase security spending

After several high-profile breaches over the past couple of years, the healthcare industry plans to increase its spending on IT security more than other sectors.

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RSAC 2017: The end of easy cash bounties

Industry evolution eliminates chances of bug hunters to get easy cash for trivial vulnerabilities.

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Compliance focus, too much security expertise hurts awareness programs

Security awareness teams aren't getting the support they need to be successful, according to the SANS Institute. But some unexpected factors can cause programs to fail as well, including a focus on compliance -- and too much security...

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Promoting efficiencies through security metrics

Creating metrics for a security program can be a challenge for many organizations. Troy Leach, CTO of Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council, discusses best practices for creating meaningful security metrics.

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How to get more from your security budget

Here’s how to get more from your stretched security budget.

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2016: A reflection of the year in cybercrime

A look back at 2016 predictions in cyber crime and how it all actually played out.

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ProofPoint, Rapid7 and CyberArk lead the field of publicly-traded cybersecurity companies

Q3 2016 financial results are in for publicly-traded cybersecurity firms -- and three names outpaced the rest of the market: ProofPoint, Rapid7, and CyberArk.

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SIEMs-as-a-service addresses needs of small, midsize enterprises

Traditional security information and event management systems are expensive, require dedicated security staff, and are difficult to set up and manage -- but managed security service providers are stepping in to make SIEMs practical...

Shall we care about zero-day?

Gartner says that 99% of exploited vulnerabilities are publicly known. Does it mean we can ignore zero-days?

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Yahoo shows that breach impacts can go far beyond remediation expenses

Several studies have come out recently trying to get a handle on the total costs of a data breach, with a large variation in costs - from less than $1 million on average, to $6 million - based on the data sets and types of included...

Cybersecurity: is it really a question of when, not if?

Can you imagine your banker saying “it’s not a question of if I lose your money, but when will I lose your money”?

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