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5 tips for cutting budgets in a crisis without hurting security

July 20, 2020

Information security has long had the reputation of being unstaffed and underfinanced, and that was before COVID-19. Under the current economic downturn, pressures have become even greater, with research company Pulse reporting on June 4th that 23% of security budgets are currently frozen and that 49% have been reduced.

So when the CEO asks you to cut that already under-resourced budget, where should a CISO start? More specifically, is there a way to make these cuts that can keep them from becoming permanent once the economic downturn is over? CSO connected with consultants, vendors and CISOs for their top tips:

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