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Published: 04 Nov 2013

Businesses can increase data protection and decrease costs by baking in information security from the start of any IT project, says Jon McCoy, founder of application security firm DigitalBodyGuard. “Security needs to start when businesses set the goals and plan the day-to-day workflow a new IT system will accomplish,” he told Computer Weekly. McCoy, a .Net software engineer, would like to see executives consider information security even earlier when they plan the business direction, products and infrastructure. “A dollar spent on the planning stage can be worth ten, a hundred or even a thousand times that post deployment, which is a good business reason for investing in security early,” he said. Security failure Time to market is often cited as a reason security is overlooked or added only later, but McCoy points out that developing something securely from the start rarely takes any longer. “It is usually nice to have longer for testing, but a secure infrastructure can be developed for the same cost in the same time as an insecure infrastructure,” he said. ... Access >>>

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