Data protection trumps threat pursuit in SMBs’ 2009 security spending
Lovely. A “full percentage point”. Enterprise networks continue to get harder dropping millions into security. SMBs are investing a full percentage point, which if you didnt already chuckle is like saying “we are doing NOTHING”. If your financial portfolio manager told you “Im going to increase your portfolio a full percentage point” would you keep him? Its just not satisfactory. Criminal Hackers are winning and this is why.
By Linda Tucci, Senior News Writer
06 Jan 2009 | SearchCIO-Midmarket.com
IT executives at small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) will spend a full percentage point more of their IT budgets on security in 2009 than 2008, according to a new study from Forrester Research Inc. The change will result from a shift in security strategy from computer security threat defense to corporate data protection.