Why CIOs are Resetting Information Security Priorities

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Lobel notes that projected spending increases are never a given. Companies may approve a budget but wait until the last minute to free up the money because of continued economic uncertainty. But he expects to see a continuing increase in demand for better security as companies feel the pressure of regulatory compliance just as they offer more services online.

"There is pent-up demand for investments in things like application and mobile security," Lobel says. "When they green-light the actual spending, you'll see things really take off."

When that happens, global IT security will take another step forward.

How We Got the Numbers By Research Manager Carolyn Johnson The Global Information Security Survey, a worldwide study by CIO, CSO and PricewaterhouseCoopers, was conducted online from February 19 to April 30, 2010. CIO and CSO print and online readers and clients of PricewaterhouseCoopers from around the globe were invited to take the survey. Results are based on responses from 12,847 security and IT professionals from more than 100 countries. The most respondents-37 percent-were from Asia, followed by Europe (30 percent), North America (17 percent), South America (14 percent) and the Middle East and South Africa (2 percent).

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This story, "Why CIOs are Resetting Information Security Priorities" was originally published by CIO.

Copyright © 2010 IDG Communications, Inc.

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