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Spends and Trends: Results of the SANS 2020 Cybersecurity Spending Survey

  • Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 1:00 PM EST (2020-01-29 18:00:00 UTC)
  • Barbara Filkins, John Pescatore


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CISOs and security operations managers need information on the areas of security in which their peers plan to increase or decrease their investment. Boards of directors often lack essential benchmarking data when CISOs present security status and strategic plans to them. This survey explores what organizational leaders are emphasizing as they budget for and procure security tools and services to support their businesses amid evolving technologies and threats.

Webcast attendees will learn:

  • What strategies that organizations (and individuals) can use to justify security spending
  • How spending has changed with the cloud-based adoption of cybersecurity tools and services
  • How the use of open source impacts security budgets
  • How organizations are purchasing tools and services to cover their IoT/operational technology (OT) devices
  • What areas of overhyped security technologies are included in spending plans
  • What low-visibility areas have been omitted from spending plans

Register for this webcast to be among the first to receive the associated whitepaper written by SANS Research Director Barbara Filkins, with advice from SANS Director of Emerging Security Trends John Pescatore.

Click here to register for the panel discussion webcast on Thursday, January 30, 2020, at 1 PM (Eastern). In this webcast, survey author Barbara Filkins and survey advisor John Pescatore will explore survey themes with a panel of sponsor representatives.

Speaker Bios

Barbara Filkins

Barbara Filkins, SANS Analyst Program Research Director, holds several SANS certifications, including the GSEC, GCIH, GCPM, GLEG and GICSP, the CISSP, and an MS in information security management from the SANS Technology Institute. She has done extensive work in system procurement, vendor selection and vendor negotiations as a systems engineering and infrastructure design consultant. Barbara focuses on issues related to automation—privacy, identity theft and exposure to fraud, plus the legal aspects of enforcing information security in today’s mobile and cloud environments, particularly in the health and human services industry, with clients ranging from federal agencies to municipalities and commercial businesses.

John Pescatore

John Pescatore joined SANS as director of emerging security trends in January 2013 after more than 13 years as lead security analyst for Gartner, running consulting groups at Trusted Information Systems and Entrust, 11 years with GTE, and service with both the National Security Agency, where he designed secure voice systems, and the U.S. Secret Service, where he developed secure communications and surveillance systems and "the occasional ballistic armor installation." John has testified before Congress about cybersecurity, was named one of the 15 most-influential people in security in 2008 and is an NSA-certified cryptologic engineer.

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