Successful security leaders count on support and funding in order to provide the services and drive projects that create value.
It’s important to distinguish between budgets and funding. Budgets tend to be line-item actions and amounts, decided in advance. The process of budgeting often feels mysterious, the final result sometimes limiting.
The key is funding. Most organizations, including yours, has funds available to invest in ways that solve problems and create value. The key is making the case that the available funds are better spent on the effort at hand than something planned, an action already-in-progress (cut your losses), or doing nothing.
This slideshow lays out the process for you to get the funding and support you need to build a successful security program.