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This article is part of the November 2013 Vol. 15 / No. 9 issue of Virtualization security dynamics get old, changes ahead
In my first column I issued a call to action to help technology risk management professionals make good decisions through the application of economic techniques. While that might seem like a tall order, you're already making those decisions. What you thought were random qualitative choices about running a security program actually reveal a lot about your risk expectations. It's impossible to measure technology-related risk, or that's the commonly held belief. The reason: the challenge of determining both the likelihood of bad things happening and the financial amount that could be lost. It can be very complex (mind-boggling, really) if you attempt to think through all of the details. But those "revealed preferences" (versus stated) are hard at work tattling on you by providing a baseline amount to work with. At the very least, every resource allocation decision involves justification; usually, just deciding to do the "most important" thing on your list, because "it's worth it." Break-even analysis pointers Therefore, we need to understand what "worth it" ... Access >>>
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