This study, based on a survey of North American IT security managers, analyzes information security spending, staffing, incidents, the rate of technology adoption, and the deployment of security best practices for large, medium, and small organizations. This year’s study found that large firms lag behind mid-size organizations in IT security spending, staffing, technology, and management best practices. It also found that many companies of all sizes fail to implement a number of basic security management best practices. Yet, in spite of these deficiencies, most companies are not authorizing more money for IT security. (186 pp., 150 figs.)
The 2006 IT Security Study
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