Our latest global study looks at how companies in four global regions are investing in technologies, qualified personnel and governance practices to safeguard their information assets. Sponsored by Dell, the 2015 Global Study on IT Security Spending & Investments validates what many IT security professionals know based on their experience—an inadequate budget and lack of support from corporate leadership is making it difficult to invest in skilled personnel and acquire state-of-the-art technologies. In fact, 50 percent of respondents say their security budgets are flat or actually declining over the next two years.
Who owns the IT security budget and is most influential in making spending and investment decisions? According to the study, it is not the CISO. Only 19 percent of respondents say the IT security leader has control over how resources are allocated. Instead it is the CIO/CTO and business leaders who own the budget. This suggests the importance of security leaders learning how to influence their corporate leaders if they are going to change how budgets are allocated. We hope you will read the full report.
Dr. Larry Ponemon
Chairman & Founder