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

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Introduction

Developing a comprehensive business case for network security that is rooted in traditional return-on-investment (ROI) modeling can be a challenging task for even the most seasoned executive. IT managers must contend with threats inherent in operating a network, while senior business executives must determine acceptable levels of operating risk. The fast pace of technological change, coupled with ever-increasing reliance on the Internet, has created an environment that is prone to higher degrees of risk and greater vulnerability.

Threats can run the gamut from a professional hacker harboring premeditated intentions to a careless office clerk who stumbles onto a database and inadvertently deletes its contents. Appropriate equipment ...

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