Research Snapshot - A corporate view of Reviewing IT Security

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Research Snapshot - A corporate view of Reviewing IT Security

  1. 1. Vanson Bourne, Summer 2013Interviews with 100 IT decision-makers from organisations with more than1,000 employees, across a range of commercial sectors in the UKResearch snapshot –A corporate view ofReviewing IT Security
  2. 2. How much are organisations spending on IT security?Source: Vanson BourneAmount organisations are spending on security, as a percentage of their overall IT budgetOn averageorganisationsare spendingjust 8% oftheir overall ITbudget onsecurity65% oforganisationshaveincreasedtheir ITsecurityspendcompared tothree yearsago…… whilst ITspendhasdecreasedfor anaverage of7% oforganisations
  3. 3. But how many organisations are reviewing their IT security?Source: Vanson Bourneof organisations have aformal process for reviewingtheir security protocols andsecurity providers/partnersof organisations do nothave a formal process forreviewing either theirsecurity protocols orsecurity providers/partnersOrganisations with a formal process for reviewing their security protocols and security providers/partnersDoes your IT organisation have a formal process for reviewing security protocolsand security providers/partners?Security protocolsand securityproviders/partnersNeitherSecurityproviders/partners onlySecurityprotocols only8.3%7.1% 7.3% 7.3%Organisations who have aformal process for reviewingtheir security protocols andsecurity providers/partnersare spending more of theirIT budget on security
  4. 4. Source: Vanson BourneFrequency of formal review process for reviewing security protocols and security providers/partnersAnd how frequently is IT security being reviewed?On averageorganisations arereviewing their securityprotocols and securityproviders/partnersevery 7 monthsOne quarter oforganisations arecarrying out the reviewon a quarterly basis ormore frequentlyThree in ten organisations withincreased spend on IT security reviewtheir security protocols andproviders/partners on at least a quarterlybasis. This compares to almost one in sixorganisations who have not increasedtheir IT security spend31%14%IT securityreviewIncreased spend on ITsecurityNot increased spend onIT security
  5. 5. Source: Vanson BourneOrganisations who feel that their employees regard security as the top priority when it comes to use of ITFinally, to what extent is IT security a priority?When it comes to IT use, less than onequarter of organisations feel thatsecurity is regarded by employees as thetop prioritySecurity protocolsand securityproviders/partnersNeitherSecurityproviders/partners onlySecurityprotocols only31%15% 20% 0%Although organisations who have aformal process for reviewing theirsecurity protocols and securityproviders/partners are most likelyto prioritise IT security, only threein ten employees within thiscategory regard it as a priority
  6. 6. www.vansonbourne.comEmail: enquiries@vansonbourne.comTel: 01635 550449Follow us on Twitter and LinkedInIf you’d like to know more….About our global B2B and B2C technology research services
  7. 7. Research snapshot –A corporate view ofReviewing IT SecurityVanson Bourne, Summer 2013

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