Reading on Justifying Security Operations

My post Managing Security in Economic Downturns mentioned wrapping everything in metrics to justify your security operation. I decided to peruse the past proceedings of the Workshop on the Economics of Information Security for ideas.

I was mostly interested in works explaining how to show value derived from security operations. (Remember value is mainly or exclusively cost avoidance.) I am really interested in knowing how much it costs to maintain and defend an information infrastructure vs what it costs to exploit it. I found the following to be previous work in related areas.

You may also remember my review of Managing Cyber-Security Resources: A Cost-Benefit Analysis. It is good background reading.

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