Making a Business Case for Security: A Case Study on How to Create a Compelling Business Case for Obtaining Infrastructure Security Funding

Tuesday, May 16th


About the Session

Find out how you can improve your ability to successfully deliver security recommendations to the C-Suite by creating a strong business case for security. Rapid advances in technology and the constant threat of cybercriminals are forcing the convergence of physical security and cybersecurity, requiring both short- and long-term investments.

During this presentation, members of the Interagency Security Committee will describe a nine-step methodology from “Making a Business Case for Security: An Interagency Security Committee Best Practice.” The presentation will demonstrate how to build out an effective cost-benefit analysis, utilize various methods to analyze security costs and design cost-effective solutions. The cost-benefit analysis will be demonstrated in the form of a real-world case study that will bring these techniques to life.

Presented By

Scott Dunford headshot
Senior Security Specialist, Interagency Security Committee
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
Shahpour John Eskandary headshot
Physical Security Specialist
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Assistant Director for Security
U.S. Department of Commerce