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IT Security: Think Smart, Not Expensive

Locking down enterprise data has always been of critical importance to businesses' IT organizations. But what can be done with budgets still low but threats on the rise?

Speaking at his company's security and risk-management conference this week, Gartner's Vic Wheatman said enterprises don't need to break the bank before they can address security fundamentals. One reason why this works is that, to Wheatman, there's often no link between how much a company spends on security and how secure it really is. eSecurity Planet has the story.


NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- As a budgetary matter, IT security is not a one-size-fits-all proposition.

With corporate budgets still reeling from the economic downturn of 2008 and 2009, a senior analyst at the research firm Gartner is urging IT managers to take a shrewder posture on information security, leveraging free or lower-cost solutions to shore up data systems without breaking the bank.

Read the full story at eSecurity Planet:
Gartner Urges Smarter, Not Pricier, Security