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Quantifying Security Results to Justify Costs
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11/7/2019 | 6:33:07 AM
Re: An old IBM rule comes to mind
I absolutely agree, and it's critical that this is well understood and appreciated in the security space. There are greater costs to gain greater confidence and greater 'control' of an asset inventory. And it's non linear. There is a big sweet spot that is typically relatively easy, obvious, to obtain, however, as you approach the edges it becomes increasing more expensive. And these costs are rarely appreciated/ factored in to security budgets effectively. And it's often in these edge cases where breach can occur, then spread with less obstruction.
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REISEN1955,
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10/31/2019 | 2:19:20 PM
An old IBM rule comes to mind
Inventory control - the most a warehouse can hope to achieve is about 98% inventory compliance.  There will always be a bit of missed or mis-placed or stolen stuff.  To achieve that extra 2% would cost twice as much as the entire package.  So it is with security.  You can catch 98% of it with the right tools and budget but to be totally secure would be a budget buster.  If management wants that - they have to open the checkbook. 


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