In research and education it’s vital to allocate resources across the many areas of cyber security so you can cost-effectively protect your users and your reputation.
This service gives you a transparent view of how you are allocating security resources, with peer benchmarking included. It helps you to balance your efforts across the estate, and address potential security vulnerabilities in the process.
Get a clear overview of cyber security costs
We capture and analyse your cyber security spend and calculate a total cost for each area, divided into staff and non-staff costs. This means you can understand their spread and reach, and, crucially, highlight gaps and vulnerabilities.
Results are presented to you in a clear, comprehensive report
Includes direct spend on hardware and software
Uses “activity-based costing” to capture staff time and enable staff effort to be measured accurately
Benchmark your spending against peers
Put your results in context with benchmark data from peer organisations
Discover where your spending is higher or lower than your peers
Helps you reallocate staff time and spot potential security vulnerabilities
Time with a security consultant
A Jisc security consultant will present your results to you in person. This is your chance to discuss risks and vulnerabilities and how you might go about mitigating them. Armed with this data, benchmarking and support, you will be able to make practical decisions on cyber security spend.
In order to collect and analyse this data, we need to spend about an hour each with relevant team leaders and managers inside IT and/or who contribute to cyber security elsewhere in the institution.