The study unearthed some good news in their findings for security administrators. Nearly all the respondents (98 percent) said their budgets funded security at current levels or more in 2014.
Security budgets are being helped by greater awareness of the value of protecting a business's information resources.
"Security is moving up in organizations," Check Point's Kost said. "It's no longer the firewall and network administrator worried about security. There areÃ'Â higher levels in the organization starting to think about this. And that's starting to happen at a lot of businesses, not just the Fortune 100."
Top funding priorities cited by the security pros were enhanced detection (45 percent), awareness and training (44 percent), and real-time endpoint or server monitoring (39 percent).
"It's no longer a question of 'Will we be attacked?' but instead 'How quickly can I detect if I've been attacked?'" RSA's Risica osaid. "That detection time is critical. You don't want to figure it out as your crown jewels are going out the door."
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