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Re: Business justification for pentesting
From: "Leveque, Vincent E." <VINCENT.E.LEVEQUE () saic com>
Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2005 10:36:09 -0700

Economists studying the affect of publicized security breaches have shown
that these events depress a company's public share returns.

A short summary is this work may be found at
http://www.informationweek.com/shared/printableArticle.jhtml?articleID=18402
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Also try: 
http://www.optimizemag.com/article/showArticle.jhtml?articleId=18700435 

For general information on the economics of information security, check out
papers from the latest Workshop on the Economics of Information Security:

http://infosecon.net/workshop/index.php 

Making a practical business case out of all this is a different matter,
though.


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