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Optimize your security by understanding which threats are relevant to your business

| Author: Ofir Inbar

I don’t think you ever hear the phrase “we are cutting back on our security budget”, right? A security budget never shrinks, it always grows. But security experts will tell you that getting all the security money can buy is usually not necessary. Instead, you need to map out the threats that may be relevant to your organization and only then match these threats with the appropriate security measures. 

To put it in an exaggerated manner, one should not secure an office supplies online store in the same manner as a bank. It’s not that the store owner should care less about being attacked, it’s that the more sophisticated attackers would not be interested in the store as much as they would be interested in the bank, and therefore the store owner should match the sophistication of the security measures to the expected threat level. 

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