Course

Spend wisely

In this course, you’ll explore how to make the best use of your security budget and balance costs of time, effort and money.

    Syllabus

  • Three methods to set your security budget Video — 00:15:16
    • Using headcount, revenue and/or development budget to benchmark your security budget.

  • The Goldilocks Principle Video — 00:14:25
    • Like the story of Goldilocks, you want to invest the amount of effort (and money) that is ‘just right’; not too much, nor too little.

  • Big ideas Video — 00:02:36
    • A summary of the key points of this course.

  • Risk, effort, cost Video — 00:12:10
    • Risk drives effort and effort drives cost! Not the other way around.

  • Spend wisely overview Video — 00:01:40
    • A brief introduction to the ideas that this course section will cover.

Syllabus

Course description

No one has an unlimited budget, and it can be difficult to determine how much time, effort and money to spend on security. This course examines the relationship between risk and cost and then helps determine the right balance of spending versus outcomes, providing a framework to think about your security budget.

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