The 2014 Security Pressures Report, based on a survey commissioned by Trustwave of 833 IT professionals, reveals the pressures being exerted on these practitioners in regard to managing security threats. These men and women reveal their feelings on a range of pressures, from advanced threats to budget dollars to emerging technologies to in-house capabilities. The report also provides actionable recommendations for organizations that are hoping to alleviate some of these sources of tension. Here Is a sneak peek of the findings, some of which may surprise you:
- 54% of IT pros felt more pressure to secure their organizations in 2013 compared to the previous year, and 58% expect even more pressure in 2014.
- Targeted malware was the threat IT pros felt the most pressure to protect against - with 64% noting increased pressure over the previous year.
- 4 out of 5 IT pros feel pressured to roll out IT projects, despite concerns they were not security-ready.
- 3 out of 4 IT teams currently run security in-house, but 82% use, or are looking to use, managed security services in the future to help alleviate pressures.