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SECURITY PRIORITIES

2018
Exploring security roles and technologies that keep the
enterprise functioning.
Purpose and Methodology

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IDG Communications, Inc. Source: 2018 IDG Security Priorities Survey
More Likely to See Separate Security
Organization in Enterprise Businesses

Security is a IT and security are managed
standalone department together as one department/function

88%

61%
39%

12%

Enterprise SMB Enterprise SMB

Q. How is the security function handled at your company?

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IDG Communications, Inc. Source: 2018 IDG Security Priorities Survey
Zero Trust & Blockchain
Top New Security Activity
Zero trust technologies 42% 10% 8% 5% 35%

Blockchain 39% 7% 7% 4% 42%

Behavior monitoring & analysis 38% 15% 19% 9% 19%

Cloud data protection 38% 13% 22% 7% 20%

Big data analytics 36% 16% 16% 7% 25%

Cloud access security brokers 36% 12% 12% 5% 35%

Cloud-based cybersecurity services 34% 15% 20% 6% 24%

Security intelligence services 33% 11% 24% 10% 22%

Micro-segmentation 31% 11% 11% 5% 43%

Data discovery solutions 30% 14% 22% 7% 27%

Biometrics 30% 9% 17% 6% 38%

On my radar or actively researching Piloting In production Upgrading/refining Not interested

Q. Which option best describes your current activity for each of the following security solutions and services?

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IDG Communications, Inc. Source: 2018 IDG Security Priorities Survey
Security Budgets Continue to Rise

Remain
the same
46% Increase
Enterprise 38% 52%
SMB 53% Enterprise 60%
SMB 45%

Decrease 2%
Enterprise 2%
SMB 3%

Q. Will your overall security budget increase, decrease or remain the same in the next 12 months compared to the past 12 months?

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IDG Communications, Inc. Source: 2018 IDG Security Priorities Survey
Best Practices & Compliance
Fuel Security Spending
Best practices 74%

Compliance mandates 69%

Responding to a security incident that
happened in your organization 36%

Mandates from the Board of Directors 33%

Responding to a security incident that
happened in another organization 29%

Responding to a security incident that happened
in a business partner organization 22%

Partner mandates 22%

Q. Which of the following factors help determine the priority of your security spending?

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IDG Communications, Inc. Source: 2018 IDG Security Priorities Survey
Opportunistic Solutions Show Split Involvement

Q. Which department holds primary responsibility for each of the following IT security areas? (showing the top opportunistic technologies from slide 21)

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IDG Communications, Inc. Source: 2018 IDG Security Priorities Survey
Compliance & External Threats Continue
to Eat-Away at Strategic Efforts
Meeting governance & compliance regulations 32%
Cyber threats from outside the organization/APTs, DDoS 28%
Employee awareness and cooperation issues 23%
Budgetary constraints/demonstrating ROI 22%
Ensuring customer privacy confidentiality 18%
Shadow IT 16%
Cyber threats from inside the organization/Insider threats 16%
Security around technology as a service/cloud computing 15%
Addressing security risks in disruptive technologies 15%
Managing security/addressing risks around mobile devices, BYOD 15%
Institutional silos 14%
Employee retention/hiring enough skilled workers 14%

Q. What security-related challenges are most often forcing you to redirect your time and focus away from more strategic tasks?

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IDG Communications, Inc. Source: 2018 IDG Security Priorities Survey
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