Gartner Research

The Price of Information Security

Published: 08 June 2001

ID: G0098601

Analyst(s): William J. Malik, John P. Dubiel, Joyce W. Graff, Vic Wheatman, John Girard, Arabella Hallawell, Bradley Hildreth, Martin Reynolds , Alan Weintraub, Roberta Witty , Kathryn Russell, John Pescatore, Neil MacDonald


Management Summary This report is Gartner's first release of the TCO for Information Security model -- best practices for information security expenditures, including the costs for people, hardware, software, external services and physical security for all information security activities in which an enterprise might be engaged.

Table Of Contents
  • Management Summary
  • Management Overview
  • Information Security Defined
    • IT Control Requirements
    • Trust
    • Information Security Threats
  • Information Security Risk Assessment
  • Enterprise Information Security Classification
  • Information Security TCO Model
    • Information Security TCO — Chart of Accounts
    • Technical Scenario — Thimble Island Electronics
    • Security Scenario
  • Summary
  • Acronym Key
  • Glossary
  • Information Security TCO Chart of Accounts
  • Information Security TCO Assumptions

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