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2018 Security Priorities

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In its second year, IDG’s 2018 Security Priorities study was conducted to gain a better understanding of organization’s current and future security posture.

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2018 Security Priorities

  1. 1. SECURITY PRIORITIES Exploring security roles and technologies that keep the enterprise functioning. 2018
  2. 2. IDG Communications, Inc. 2 Purpose and Methodology Source: 2018 IDG Security Priorities Survey
  3. 3. IDG Communications, Inc. 3 12% 39% SMBEnterprise Security is a standalone department 88% 61% SMBEnterprise IT and security are managed together as one department/function More Likely to See Separate Security Organization in Enterprise Businesses Source: 2018 IDG Security Priorities Survey Q. How is the security function handled at your company?
  4. 4. IDG Communications, Inc. 4 Zero Trust & Blockchain Top New Security Activity Source: 2018 IDG Security Priorities Survey Q. Which option best describes your current activity for each of the following security solutions and services? 30% 30% 31% 33% 34% 36% 36% 38% 38% 39% 42% 9% 14% 11% 11% 15% 12% 16% 13% 15% 7% 10% 17% 22% 11% 24% 20% 12% 16% 22% 19% 7% 8% 6% 7% 5% 10% 6% 5% 7% 7% 9% 4% 5% 38% 27% 43% 22% 24% 35% 25% 20% 19% 42% 35% Biometrics Data discovery solutions Micro-segmentation Security intelligence services Cloud-based cybersecurity services Cloud access security brokers Big data analytics Cloud data protection Behavior monitoring & analysis Blockchain Zero trust technologies On my radar or actively researching Piloting In production Upgrading/refining Not interested
  5. 5. IDG Communications, Inc. 5 Security Budgets Continue to Rise Source: 2018 IDG Security Priorities Survey Q. Will your overall security budget increase, decrease or remain the same in the next 12 months compared to the past 12 months? 52% 2% 46% Remain the same Enterprise 38% SMB 53% Increase Enterprise 60% SMB 45% Decrease Enterprise 2% SMB 3%
  6. 6. IDG Communications, Inc. 6 Best Practices & Compliance Fuel Security Spending Source: 2018 IDG Security Priorities Survey Q. Which of the following factors help determine the priority of your security spending? 22% 22% 29% 33% 36% 69% 74% Partner mandates Responding to a security incident that happened in a business partner organization Responding to a security incident that happened in another organization Mandates from the Board of Directors Responding to a security incident that happened in your organization Compliance mandates Best practices
  7. 7. IDG Communications, Inc. 7 Source: 2018 IDG Security Priorities Survey Q. Which department holds primary responsibility for each of the following IT security areas? (showing the top opportunistictechnologies from slide 21) Opportunistic Solutions Show Split Involvement
  8. 8. IDG Communications, Inc. 8 Compliance & External Threats Continue to Eat-Away at Strategic Efforts Source: 2018 IDG Security Priorities Survey Q. What security-related challenges are most often forcing you to redirect your time and focus away from more strategic tasks? 14% 14% 15% 15% 15% 16% 16% 18% 22% 23% 28% 32% Employee retention/hiring enough skilled workers Institutional silos Managing security/addressing risks around mobile devices, BYOD Addressing security risks in disruptive technologies Security around technology as a service/cloud computing Cyber threats from inside the organization/Insider threats Shadow IT Ensuring customer privacy confidentiality Budgetary constraints/demonstrating ROI Employee awareness and cooperation issues Cyber threats from outside the organization/APTs, DDoS Meeting governance & compliance regulations
  9. 9. IDG Communications, Inc. 9 Continue the Conversation To get results from IDG research when it happens, or any other news, follow us on Twitter: @IDGWorld ADDITIONAL WAYS TO STAY ON TOP OF INFORMATION FROM IDG : Sign up to receive our monthly marketing newsletter at www.idg.com/newsletter Visit us on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/3731/ To receive a briefing on the full results from this study, or for more information, please contact your IDG sales executive or contact us. For more information on content marketing and lead nurture, explore our resources on this site under marketing tools, or contact us. We have additional primary research, blogs and white papers to make you smarter about tech decision makers, and targeted products and programs to help you reach them!

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