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Increasing board-level awareness of enterprise security pressurising IT decision-making: Fortinet survey

T.C. Seow | Oct. 2, 2014
IT leaders reveal harsh realities of protecting businesses; enterprise security decisions reach board level and take primary consideration among business initiatives.

The high profile issues surrounding data privacy are provoking action, with 89 percent of Asia Pacific IT decision makers planning to change their outlook on IT security strategy in response. Of these, 56 percent are inclined to invest more money and resources to address the challenge, with 44 percent preferring instead to rethink existing strategy.

Big Data and data analytics were cited by 89 percent of respondents as a change driver for IT security strategy, with 49 percent of thee respondents planning investments.

Industry sectors with the highest predisposition to invest in IT security were FMCG (61 percent) and Retail (59 percent). The research also indicated organisations of greatest size have the greatest tendency to invest.

When asked if they had been provided with sufficient human and financial resources for IT security in the last 12 months, 77 percent of Asia Pacific IT managers said yes. A total of 80 percent feel they will also have sufficient resources in the next 12 months.


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