A security truism: There will always be things we want to do, but we just can’t get the budget for them. Some strategies can be harder in this regard than others, including those that are technically sophisticated, less mainstream or more complicated to operationalize.
So, what can we do when this happens? One option is to employ free or open source tools in limited deployment. This choice can help demonstrate value and work as a proof point for future budget conversations — and can even work for a strategy like active defense.