The Shortcut Guide to Prioritizing Security Spending - Chapter One - Optimizing Business Driven Security
Dramatic changes in the economy are arriving at a time when IT infrastructures are becoming more dynamic with the use of virtualization, cloud computing, and distributed information flows across organizational boundaries. IT and business professionals have many options for spending on security, but it is vital to understand these options in relation to their business strategy and operational constraints. The Shortcut Guide to Prioritizing Security Spending provides a framework for IT professionals and business managers grappling with challenges from an economic downturn to rapidly changing technology options. Any IT professional expected to maintain effective security practices in this increasingly complex environment will find this guide to be an invaluable resource. Topics include leveraging opportunities created by the changing economy, protecting business operations while maintaining staff efficiencies, and making judicious use of virtualization, cloud computing and other technologies for optimizing service delivery.