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HOW ARE

BUSINESSES
STAYING SECURE?
Insights from IDG’s 2018 Security Priorities Study

Where Security Structure Stands

44% of organizations
have a CSO/CISO
{
ENTERPRISE SMB

62% 28%
THE MODERN CSO IS A PATHFINDER AND How is the security function
PROBLEM-SOLVER FOR THE ORGANIZATION handled within organizations?

78% evaluate security
solutions
75% +
61% ENTERPRISE 88% SMB
IT and security
are managed
together

77% determine the
business need

25%
Security is a
standalone
department

76% recommend and
select vendors 39% ENTERPRISE 12% SMB

50%
Seeking greater support from
SECURITY LEADERS EXERCISE corporate leadership to mandate
security as part of the business process
INFLUENCE OVER AREAS
OF THE BUSINESS WHERE
THEY DON’T HAVE FULL
Offering strategic guidance
regarding planned IT purchases
50%
41%
Inviting senior LOB executives
to learning sessions about
CONTROL BY. . . IT security topics

Security Budgets & Projects

52% of organizations say that their UP FROM
security budget will increase 42%
in the next 12 months in 2017

TOP TECHNOLOGIES IN LINE FOR ADDITIONAL BUDGET
Access Security Cloud data Security Authentication
controls education/ protection services
awareness
training

AREAS FOR 47% 46% 36% 31% 30%
POTENTIAL
NEW SPENDING TECHNOLOGIES
ZERO TRUST BLOCKCHAIN CLOUD ACCESS
SECURITY
MICRO- BIG DATA
SEGMENTATION ANALYTICS
BROKERS

FACTORS THAT HELP DETERMINE SECURITY SPENDING

74%
BEST
PRACTICES
69%
COMPLIANCE
MANDATES
INCREASES TO
77% ENTERPRISE ORGANIZATIONS
83% FINANCIAL SERVICES ORGANIZATIONS
88% HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS

Organizations Faced
with Security Challenges
WHAT ARE THE TOP CHALLENGES TAKING TIME AWAY FROM STRATEGIC TASKS
MEETING GOVERNANCE AND
32% COMPLIANCE REGULATIONS

CYBERTHREATS FROM OUTSIDE
28% THE ORGANIZATION/APTs, DDoS

EMPLOYEE AWARENESS
23% AND COOPERATION

TO HELP OVERCOME THESE CHALLENGES . . .

54%
of organizations expect their
security staff headcount to
increase within the next 12 months

37% FULL-TIME EQUIVALENTS
26% OUTSOURCED/CONTRACT EMPLOYEES
12% PART-TIME EMPLOYEES

Learn more at: www.idg.com/tools-for-marketers/research
Source: 2018 IDG Security Priorities Study
IDG Communications, Inc.