Cyber Officials Ask: How Do You Prove Cyber Protections Are Worth The Investment?

Nextgov: It's difficult to prove to budget makers exactly how effective cybersecurity protections are, according to one federal cyber official.

The better the technology, the more attacks it will prevent, and intrusion prevention systems often collect data on the number of thwarted attacks. But what's the best way to communicate how many attacks an agency would have experienced without the technology, and how useful the system is in deterring attackers from making attempts in the first place?

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