A very common complaint among information security professionals is lack of a budget to implement the best security tools. It may be true that recent newsworthy security events have increased many budgets, yet it never seems like enough. In many ways, this is true. It is like the difference between the base-model automobile, and the fully equipped model. What easier way is there to grant a system the authority to operate than with the most robust budget imaginable?
Yes, it is nice to have all the flashing lights and automated features, but that is not always what is needed to truly meet the requirements. There are many low-cost, and often free aspects of a security program that, if overlooked, can mean the difference in success, or a delay in the necessary authorization. Learn more about some free approaches to make the assessment process flow smoothly in our article.