IT Security Opportunity Costs

Government Computing News (GCN) reported that a "typical government agency or company now spends 20 percent of its information technology budget on security, including product purchases, training, assessments and certification, according to a survey released today by the Computing Technology Industry Association." This up from 12 percent in 2004.

I don't know where the opportunity cost of IT security becomes too great to bear, but I have to believe we are starting to get into the ballpark range.


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