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Friday, 5th February 2016

A Framework for Programming and Budgeting for Cybersecurity

Source: RAND Corporation

When defending an organization against cyberattacks, cybersecurity professionals are faced with the dilemma of selecting from a large set of cybersecurity defensive measures while operating with a limited set of resources with which to employ the measures. Engaging in this selection process is not easy and can be overwhelming. Furthermore, the challenge is exacerbated by the fact that many cybersecurity strategies are presented as itemized lists, with few hints at how to position a given action within the space of alternative actions. This report aims to address these difficulties by explaining the menu of actions for defending an organization against cyberattack and recommending an approach for organizing the range of actions and evaluating cybersecurity defensive activities.

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Having begun his career in academic libraries, Adrian Janes has subsequently worked extensively in public libraries, chiefly in enquiry work as an Information Services librarian. In this role he has had particular responsibility for information from both the UK Government and the European Union. He wrote a detailed report on sources for the latter which was published by FreePint in 2007, and has contributed articles to FreePint and ResourceShelf. He is involved in training in information literacy and the use of online reference resources.

A Contributing Editor to DocuTicker, he also write reviews for Pennyblackmusic.

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