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Cost-Optimize Your Security Budget

Every dollar spent should help reduce business-related risk.

  • The security budget has been slashed and the team needs to do more with less.
  • Mitigating risk is still the top priority, only now we need to reassess effectiveness and efficiency to ensure we are getting the greatest level of protection for the least amount of money.

Our Advice

Critical Insight

A cost-optimized security budget is one that has the greatest impact on risk for the least amount of money spent.

Impact and Result

  • Focus on business needs and related risks. Review the risk-reduction efficacy of your people, processes, and technology and justify what can be cut and what must stay.
  • Info-Tech will guide you through this process, and by the end of this blueprint you will have a cost-optimized security budget and an executive presentation to explain your revised spending.

Cost-Optimize Your Security Budget

Start here – read the Executive Brief

Read our concise Executive Brief to find out why you should cost-optimize your security budget, review Info-Tech’s methodology, and understand the four ways we can support you in completing this project.

1. Cost-optimize your technology and managed services

This phase will help you assess the efficacy of your current technology and service providers.

2. Cost-optimize your staffing

This phase will help you assess if layoffs are necessary.

3. Cost-optimize your security strategy

This phase will help you revise the pending process-based initiatives in your security strategy.


Member Testimonials

After each Info-Tech experience, we ask our members to quantify the real-time savings, monetary impact, and project improvements our research helped them achieve. See our top member experiences for this blueprint and what our clients have to say.

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About Info-Tech

Info-Tech Research Group is the world’s fastest-growing information technology research and advisory company, proudly serving over 30,000 IT professionals.

We produce unbiased and highly relevant research to help CIOs and IT leaders make strategic, timely, and well-informed decisions. We partner closely with IT teams to provide everything they need, from actionable tools to analyst guidance, ensuring they deliver measurable results for their organizations.

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10.0/10
Overall Impact

$1,611
Average $ Saved

1
Average Days Saved

After each Info-Tech experience, we ask our members to quantify the real-time savings, monetary impact, and project improvements our research helped them achieve.

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What Is a Blueprint?

A blueprint is designed to be a roadmap, containing a methodology and the tools and templates you need to solve your IT problems.

Each blueprint can be accompanied by a Guided Implementation that provides you access to our world-class analysts to help you get through the project.

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Get the help you need in this 3-phase advisory process. You'll receive 6 touchpoints with our researchers, all included in your membership.

Guided Implementation #1 - Cost-optimize your technology and managed services
  • Call #1 - Assess technology spending.
  • Call #2 - Determine which technology is worth the cost.

Guided Implementation #2 - Cost-optimize your staffing
  • Call #1 - Identify any need for workforce reduction.
  • Call #2 - Discuss results of layoff assessment.

Guided Implementation #3 - Cost-optimize your security strategy
  • Call #1 - Identify strategy- and process-based cost reduction opportunities.
  • Call #2 - Review final results and presentation prep.

Author(s)

Logan Rohde

Contributors

  • Nicola (Nick) Sanna – CEO at RiskLens, President of the FAIR Institute
  • Jeff Tandy - Senior IT Security Specialist at General Dynamics Land Systems Canada
  • Two anonymous contributors

Search Code: 95060
Published: November 5, 2020
Last Revised: November 5, 2020

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