How to Optimise Investment in Cybersecurity Tools, Technologies & Products

  • Date 05 Jun 2019

How to Optimise Investment in Cybersecurity Tools, Technologies & Products

05 Jun 2019, 14:40 - 15:30

Keynote Stage

Panel Discussion - CISOs in Conversation

Peddling fear, uncertainty and doubt is a criticism that is frequently levelled at information security vendors with accusations that they push solutions rather than really understanding the needs of the enterprise. And yet there is no doubt that many vendors provide innovative and effective technologies and expertise that add value to an organisation. How should information security professionals make decisions about where to invest – how do they cut through the FUD and navigate the vendor landscape to ensure they are appropriately tooled to tackle a raft of complex risks and threats with limited budgets? And is it possible to have too much tech in place?

With a proliferation of vendor tools available, information security professionals need to evaluate which areas to invest in and how to demonstrate value. Bringing together CISOs and decision-makers from large and small enterprises, this session will discuss how to achieve appropriate investment in tooling.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. How to capture requirements and translate those requirements into investment decisions
  2. How to select the right provider – building a procurement framework
  3. How to optimise existing investments 
  4. Developing strong KPIs and meaningful metrics to demonstrate & benchmark security value
  5. How to demonstrate and present metrics to the C-suite and the board
  6. Predictions of where to invest in the future



  • David Boda




    David has been working in cyber security for over ten years in both the private and public sectors. Most recently as Head of Cyber Security at the...

  • Stefan Treloar


    Head of Information Security & Business Continuity

    IG Group

    Worked for 28 years within the information security industry.  Spent first 9 years within the British army as a linguist and intelligence operator....

  • Dee Deu



    British Land

  • Mike Koss


    Head of Information Security & Risk

    N Brown

    Mike is a seasoned and extremely passionate IT Security professional, with over 23 years’ experience in the industry, he has worked across many...

  • Maxine Holt


    Research Director


    Maxine leads Ovum’s security proposition, developing a comprehensive research program within Informa Tech to support vendor, service provider, and...

Business Issues covered

  1. What will this session help you to do?
    • Balance, manage and prioritise risk‎
    • Ensure information security projects demonstrate return on investment‎
    • Select best fit products and solutions from the wide selection of vendors and products available‎


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