Valuing IR Preparedness: Identifying and Communicating ROI
February, 2019, Andrew Brosman, Senior Security Consultant, Cyber Risk Advisory
In the information security community, a proactive approach to incident response is always considered best practice. Reacting in the moment can drain resources and often, the full impact of the incident may take weeks or even months to remediate. Despite this, making a case to management for the value of a proactive approach can be difficult. Buying a new tool or service provides quantifiable efficiency returns; but how do you present your case when the return on investment (ROI) for incident response isn’t as measurable?