always a concern for IT professionals, and media news reports of breaches and
leaks, combined with internal threats, have further increased worries.
A recent Tech
Pro Research survey focused on IT security. The survey attracted 244 respondents from around the globe and from
organizations of all sizes. The resulting report, IT Security: Concerns, budgets, trends and plans, focuses on the key elements from the survey.
In the survey, budgets were
a hot subject. Overall, 41 percent of respondents said they will increase their
IT security budget next year. This is a 16 percent increase compared to the
number of budgets that rose in 2013. In addition, only 13 percent of all
respondents said they plan to decrease their security budget next year.