Small organizations spend more on security than large organizations.
This study was conducted from 2012 to 2016 in the UK by the Centre for Information Security, which measured what organizations spend on information security. They found that organizations with less than $10 million in revenue spent an average of 13.3 per 100 people. For organizations with more than $10 million in revenue, the average spending was just under 22 (see the table below).
As you can see, the average spend per user is higher for small organizations than large organizations. In fact, the difference in spending per user between large and small organizations goes up with each subsequent size category.
While it is difficult to compare the spending of small organizations with large organizations directly, the idea that smaller organizations spend less than larger ones is likely due to the fact that fewer people are in the organizations. As the table above shows, the average spending of small, mid-size, and large organizations is not as high as for large organizations. This is likely due to the fact that small organizations are more likely to have smaller staff, and thus have less to spend on security.
I don’t want to get too personal with this, but I think the real reason small organizations spend less on security than large organizations is that they tend to have fewer staff. There is a lot of work that goes into getting a website to rank, and many small organizations don’t have the resources to spend on such a huge task.
I have a friend who has a website that is in the top 3-5% of websites when it comes to domain authority (i.e., the number of domain names that your website has), but it has no visible content. He spends a lot of time making sure his website is always in the top-3-5% of websites, and he spends even more on security.
Most small websites that have to spend big bucks on security actually spend less on security than large ones. In fact, some of the best security companies see security as a cost rather than an investment, and they’re not just hiring security consultants to tell them how to do it right. Security companies are taking their own risk and investing in their own staff, technology, and strategies to help them get the job done.
Security, like any other industry, can be overhyped (or underhyped), but it really is about money. And if you don’t spend enough of it (or spend it in a way that doesn’t build your business), then you will be taken for a ride.
Security isn’t just a way of knowing what youre doing for the next year. It involves more than just making sure that your security team is doing the right things. Security is a very important part of building your business, and the way you use security is to learn how to maintain it, and not just use it to make money.
But the way to get a leg up on the competition is to know what youre doing and how you are doing it. And a good way to learn is to read some books and articles about security. In my opinion, the best books/articles are those that explain to you the best ways to do things in terms that you can easily understand. If you want to know about the best way to do what youre doing, well then, that is a book for you.