Many older, more well-established security technologies – data loss prevention (DLP), perimeter controls and policy management – provided the least in cost savings; all offering less than $200,000 in savings compared to their costs. “Those ‘brilliant basics’ are things we’ve been doing for 20 years… the things that are the bread and butter of security – but they need to double down on them,” says Taylor.
However, just because these technologies aren’t generating large amounts of value or reducing costs, it doesn’t mean they are worthless or not worth having.
“Your perimeter is much, much more complex. It’s much more difficult to secure, much more difficult to understand the dynamics and changes to it,” says Taylor. “Because of that complexity you’re seeing the investment you’re making delivering a lower return, because it’s constantly changing and how do you protect something that’s really on the move all the time.”