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The Business Case For Network Security: Advocacy, Governance, And Roi by Warren Saxe, Catherine Paquet

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Chapter 6. A Matter of Governance: Taking Security to the Board

IT security has evolved markedly from its early roots as a tool that perfunctorily protected an organization and its assets. Attacks cause greater collateral damage today, and attackers themselves can just as easily reside within an organization’s walls as outside of them. Worse yet, inadvertent attacks caused by sloppy or careless employees can be just as damaging to a company as those perpetrated by persons with ill intent.

The argument for enhancing security in any organization should not stray from basic financial analyses that are fundamental to all investments a company can consider. Return on investment (ROI) modeling is critical to ensure that investments bring value, regardless ...

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