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Privacy and Security as Assets: Beyond Risk Thinking to Profitable Payback

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Executive Summary

Notwithstanding all of the money already invested in security and privacy: privacy as surveyed is in decline and global communication infrastructure is increasingly insecure. Why is this so, and what can the people do about it? Three concepts explain the problem of relating capital to security and illuminate the path to improved results: definitions and outcomes of investments in privacy and security have been risk based and speculative, expenditures for speculative risk abatement tend to compete poorly with alternative allocations, such as spending on quantified risks and spending for profit and product budgeting has yet to fully embrace the notion that privacy and security are core to form and function.

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