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How to budget for security?

How to budget for security?

I often get into discussions about budgets and how much a company should invest in its security program. There is no easy answer because the problem we are trying to solve has many unknowns.

There are many ways one may address this question, the main one being a rule of thumb.

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Tagged in : business, security, budget

Long time no write

Indeed I know I haven’t posted for long. It’s not that I don’t have anything to say, but I’m trying to find a balance between posting something about things I know, and making sure the readers do not necessarily assume that this is how we do things in SUSE.

Getting there…

Tagged in : personal

What to do with the center of security?

What to do with the center of security?

Some years ago, during a (quite extended) phishing avalanche in the company I was at the time, the (then) CIO said: Let’s fire every user that falls for a phishing mail! That will solve the problem for good.
I considered it a joke, and I replied pretty much with a rhyme: Let’s train them before we blame them and I didn’t give it a second throught. We went on to deploy some training modules, but never really implemented the technical controls on the mail server; an activity that if had been implemented, several of those phishing mails would never have entered the company. I think that this is not strictly a user failure and I’m inclined to blame the IT deparment more than the user.

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Tagged in : security, awareness, management, leadership, social engineering