Why Prevention is Better Than Protection

Reblogged from IS&T Security FYI:

An analysis of the cost of a breach that occurred at Idaho State University (ISU) shows that this one incident will cost the university four times as much (about $1M over two years) as the university would have normally spent on IT security in the same amount of time.

The cost of avoiding the incident which was blamed on a change in firewall policies that exposed servers, would have cost the university only $75,000, that is 7.5% of the cost of the incident.

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