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According to Gartner®, with “economic headwinds on the horizon, now is the time to prepare for possible cost optimization requests from leadership”.

This warning is an opportunity to get ahead of potential budget impacts from future inflation, recession and layoffs. It serves as a call-to-action; leaders must take steps to lay the necessary groundwork now, before any turmoil strikes. Preparation and planning will be necessary to survive not only the future threat landscape, but the economic one too. With more security leaders than ever before now feeling the personal impact of breaches, it is not only a matter of protecting organisations, but security leaders themselves.

This quick answer report explores exactly how cyber security budgets have been left vulnerable, as well as the three steps security leaders need to take now to secure their cyber security spend.

Quick Answer: How to Responsibly Defend Cybersecurity’s Budget During Economic Headwinds, Richard Addiscott, 12 April 2023

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