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Friday, August 02, 2013

CISO spending priorities revealed

According to a GDS International survey of more than 100 leading European information security professionals, investment priorities are changing. Spending to support business growth is at an all-time high (22% of 2013 budgets, up 5% on 2012 figures). Investments to maintain and run existing systems and processes are still the lion’s share, and have grown by 6% since 2011 (41% of 2013 budgets, up from 35% in 2011).

 

As to where the money is going, respondents said five areas were ‘priority one or two’ (where one is most important and five is least important).


Notable changes occur in spending priorities between 0-12 months (FY 2013) and 12-24 (FY 2014) months on data security, document security and social media security.


54% of respondents indicated spending on data security would be high priority in 2014 (up from 38% in 2013). 38% of respondents indicated spending on document security would be high priority in 2014 (more than double the 15% in 2013). 23% of respondents indicated spending on social media security would be high priority in 2014 (more than triple the 8% in 2013).


Link: http://www.net-security.org/secworld.php?id=15346

 

Posted on 08/02
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