How to reduce costs and simultaneously not reduce the level of security?

2023 will be a challenging year. Cost reduction or layoffs also apply to the IT branch. All the more, we cannot expose ourselves to additional threats. We suggest in 8 simple steps how to have your cake and eat it nowadays.

How to reduce costs and simultaneously not reduce the level of security?

  1. Check if you use purchased tools. You can save a lot -> e.g. $29,250 instead of $13,750 per year by limiting the number of SCA and SAST scans using the example of Snyk (https://snyk.io/plans/). Maybe you need to restructure projects and repositories?
  2. Prepare internal security awareness training for the entire team! – REMEMBER that most security problems start with people.
  3. Cut unnecessary training, but give a raise instead 馃槈
  4. Check what business contracts you have planned in 2023 – what specific security requirements you must meet today and what can be postponed to the following year.
  5. DO NOT MAKE A PRO-FORMA PENTEST – check if you have fixed all problems reported previously and critical problems reported by security tools.
  6. Think about Security as a service (SECaaS).
  7. Don’t stand still and add to your security debt! Focus on „Gain visibility” and „Prevent new issues” and possibly postpone „Fix the backlog” and „Optimize security”
  8. DO NOT save on the incident response team – just 1 data breach can ruin your entire business built over the years!

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