For a variety of reasons, you may find that you have unspent funds in your annual IT budget. These funds could have come from not investing in software or hardware as planned or, more likely, from negotiating the price of software and services down from the planned amounts. Regardless, you will want to spend it as wisely as possible.
All spend within information security should be to manage risk more effectively. You can structure your spend to reduce the impact of a cyber incident should it happen, decrease the probability of an incident occurring in the first place, or both.
In this eBook, we cover our top five picks for investing any remaining use-it-or-lose-it funds in ways guaranteed to yield an improved security posture. A 24/7 managed detection and response (MDR) service, threat intelligence, or tabletop exercises can reduce impact by speeding up your incident management, while penetration testing, vulnerability scanning, and multi-factor authentication (MFA) can reduce the probability of a successful attack.