Choose one of the following strategies for reducing the costs associated with responding to cyberattacks from the Rand Report* (A Framework for Programming and Budgeting for Cybersecurity):
Then, prepare a two-page briefing paper (5 to 7 paragraphs) for the Red Clay senior leadership and Red Clay corporate board that addresses planning, programming, and budgeting processes for your strategy. Your audience is the company’s IT Security Working group and includes both technical and non-technical managers and senior staff members responsible for budgeting. The general questions that this audience is interested in are:
Planning: What will we do? (your chosen cybersecurity strategy)
Programming: How and when will we do it?
Budgeting: How much will it cost and how will we pay for it?
Remember to keep your focus on the processes related to planning, programming, and budgeting not the actual hardware, software, etc. that needs to be acquired and paid for. You may, however, provide examples of hardware or software.
Provide in-text citations and references for 3 or more authoritative sources. Put the reference list at the end of your posting.
*Rand Report: Davis, J. S., Libicki, M. C., Johnson, S. E., Kumar, J., Watson, M., & Karode, A. (2016). A framework for programming and budgeting for cybersecurity (Rand TL-168). Retrieved from https://www.rand.org/content/dam/rand/pubs/tools/TL100/TL186
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