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The Security Pro's Guide To Thriving In A Down Economy

Let's face it: Even if this isn't the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, the financial engine clearly isn't running on all cylinders. At best we can assume some sort of recovery over the course of the next year or so, and at worst...well, I don't really want to think about that. I think it's safe to say that not only do none of us know where this is headed, but that the picture will remain opaque until after the election and the winners take office.
Let's face it: Even if this isn't the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, the financial engine clearly isn't running on all cylinders. At best we can assume some sort of recovery over the course of the next year or so, and at worst...well, I don't really want to think about that. I think it's safe to say that not only do none of us know where this is headed, but that the picture will remain opaque until after the election and the winners take office.

As security professionals, risk management lies at the core of what we do. And while we mostly apply those skills toward entertaining stuff like penetration tests, hunting down 0-days, and keeping our users safe, there's nothing wrong with a little self preservation once in a while. Since every source I have is reporting cost cutting and tight credit across all industries, it's time we all engaged in some personal risk management and asset protection.Being an analyst, here are the assumptions I'm going by:

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