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How to optimise your security budget

George V. Hulme | May 14, 2014
Security budgets are on the rise, yet secure results aren't. It's time for security teams to change that for the better.

Focus on the endgame
Blackstone's Leek argues that for years now, many enterprises have been too spending heavily on defensive technologies and not enough on incident response. "No matter how much you spend on defense, and how good you are at defense, or how wise you are with your budget, there will be attacks that get through. And not enough companies have been investing in their response capabilities. As a result they have very little ability to respond when the inevitable happens," he says.

With most enterprises spending a disproportionately low amount on response compared to defense, putting a good chunk of that budget increase toward response does sound like one of the best investments of all.


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