Access "Shoestring security budgets mean innovation and prioritization"
This article is part of the February 2009 issue of Improving your network security strategy in a recession
WHILE WE'RE ALL HAPPY to see 2008 behind us, 2009 could be as challenging as 2008. The new Obama Administration has brought optimism, but businesses have yet to be rewarded with a stable stock market. Intel, for its part, announced layoffs as did Microsoft--the first time in its 30-plus year history. As a result, we are still on shaky, shaky ground. I think it would be safe to say that everyone is going through the exercise of belt tightening. Where can I cut costs? Do I need to make that purchase, or do I simply want that item? The same holds true for security professionals. Budgets are being scrutinized and return on investment is being demanded. So this month's issue is all about getting by on a shoestring budget and comparing yourself to your peers in terms of priorities for the year. In our "Under Pressure" article, Features Editor Marcia Savage dissects our annual Information Security Priorities 2009 survey. Data protection and threat management top the list of priorities. Specifically encryption of all sorts is of keen interest to readers. Regulations... Access >>>
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