Security Spending, Priorities Remain Stable

By Lawrence Walsh  |  Posted 2009-04-28 Print this article Print

A flurry of new reports on security spending and priorities reveal that end users are--more or less--done with budget cutting and have established a floor for security spending and priorities through the end of the year.

According to various security surveys, two-thirds of end user IT decision makers say they believe their security budgets will not suffer any further cuts or reforecasting through the end of the year. These surveys also reveal concerns related to cloud-computing, virtualization and browser-based attacks.

The following is a sampling of key security and priorities statistics from these various reports.

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Lawrence Walsh Lawrence Walsh is editor of Baseline magazine, overseeing print and online editorial content and the strategic direction of the publication. He is also a regular columnist for Ziff Davis Enterprise's Channel Insider. Mr. Walsh is well versed in IT technology and issues, and he is an expert in IT security technologies and policies, managed services, business intelligence software and IT reseller channels. An award-winning journalist, Mr. Walsh has served as editor of CMP Technology's VARBusiness and GovernmentVAR magazines, and TechTarget's Information Security magazine. He has written hundreds of articles, analyses and commentaries on the development of reseller businesses, the IT marketplace and managed services, as well as information security policy, strategy and technology. Prior to his magazine career, Mr. Walsh was a newspaper editor and reporter, having held editorial positions at the Boston Globe, MetroWest Daily News, Brockton Enterprise and Community Newspaper Company.

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