Thursday, September 04, 2008

Forrester: Data Security Now 10% of IT Operating Budgets

Jon Brodkin writes in NetworkWorld:

IT security budgets are on the rise, reflecting growing concern over data breaches and increasing CEO involvement in the task of protecting sensitive data, Forrester Research analysts say.

Ten percent of IT operating budgets is devoted to security in 2008, an increase from 8% last year, a Forrester study released Thursday revealed. In a survey of 1,255 security decision-makers at North American companies, 21% expect to increase IT security spending in 2009, compared with 6% who expect security spending to decrease. The rest will keep their security budgets stable.

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