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2017 IDG Security Priorities Study

The 2017 IDG Security Priorities study provides insight into the security roles and technologies that help mitigate risk and allow for business growth. As security continues to be a business focus, the purpose of the study is to better understand the security projects organizations are focused on now and in the coming year, as well as the issues that will demand the most time and strategic thinking from security and IT teams. The research dives into how security is structured at different organizations and how structural differences can impact technology and adoption plans. Key points include:


  • 66% of enterprise organizations have a CSO/CISO position, compared to 34% of SMBs. (Click to Tweet)
  • Overall, 42% of organizations expect to see an increase in security budget over the next 12 months, with 48% of enterprises expecting an increase. (Click to Tweet)
  • Organizations are actively researching cloud and analytics focused security solutions, such as behavior monitoring & analysis, cloud-based cybersecurity services, cloud access security brokers, and data loss prevention tools. (Click to Tweet)
  • 28% of organizations report that big data analytics is a new/potential area for security investment. (Click to Tweet)
  • Overall, 29% of organizations have had at least three open security-focused positions over the course of the past year, and this rises to 43% for enterprise organizations. (Click to Tweet)
  • Data classification, insider threats, and analytics security technologies create opportunity for security vendors due to level of user satisfaction. (Click to Tweet)

For more information, please view the following excerpt from the study below.

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