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SECURITY PRIORITIES

2017 Exploring security roles and technologies that
keep the enterprise functioning.
Purpose and Methodology

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Source: 2017 IDG Security Priorities Survey
CSOs & CISOs Prevalent in Enterprise Organizations

Q. Does your company have a CSO or CISO? AND Q. What is the single most important technology project that your IT department is working
on right now? Select exactly one.

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Source: 2017 IDG Security Priorities Survey; Computerworld 2017 Forecast Study
How is Security Function Handled?

Q. How is the security function handled at your company?
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Source: 2017 IDG Security Priorities Survey
Data & Analytics High on Priority List

Behavior monitoring & analysis 38% 13% 18% 8% 22%
Cloud-based cybersecurity services 37% 12% 22% 6% 24%
Cloud access security brokers 36% 12% 14% 5% 33%
Data loss prevention 32% 14% 34% 9% 11%
Security intelligence services 30% 11% 27% 11% 23%
Big data analytics 28% 19% 16% 9% 28%
Biometrics 27% 11% 15% 5% 42%
Networking monitoring/forensics/ESM tools 24% 11% 42% 11% 13%
Security incident & event management 24% 12% 41% 12% 11%
Application monitoring 24% 10% 41% 11% 14%
Identity management systems 24% 10% 38% 13% 15%
Authentication 23% 12% 41% 15% 9%
Configuration management database 23% 11% 30% 7% 28%
Software vulnerability scanning/testing 22% 9% 43% 13% 13%

On my radar or actively researching Piloting In production Upgrading/refining Not interested

Q. Which option best describes your current activity for each of the following security solutions and services?

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Source: 2017 IDG Security Priorities Survey
Plans to Spend in New Security Areas

Access controls (network, data) 30% 3% 59% 5% 2%

Security education/awareness training 30% 4% 59% 4% 3%

Authentication 30% 6% 56% 5% 3%

Big data analytics 30% 12% 41% 16% 2%

Cloud-based cybersecurity services 29% 13% 39% 16% 3%

Security services 26% 4% 58% 7% 5%

Identity management systems 26% 6% 55% 10% 4%

Application monitoring 25% 6% 58% 9% 3%

Behavior monitoring & analysis 24% 11% 44% 19% 2%

Cloud access security brokers (CASBs) 24% 13% 41% 19% 3%

Incident response 23% 6% 60% 7% 4%

Endpoint detection and response 23% 4% 62% 7% 3%

Networking monitoring/forensics/ESM… 23% 7% 58% 9% 2%

Data loss prevention 23% 9% 55% 10% 3%

Increase New area of investment Remain the same Potential new investment area Decrease

Q. Please describe how your company’s level of spending in the following areas will change over the next 12 months.

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Source: 2017 IDG Security Priorities Survey
High Satisfaction for Security Products & Services

Products 15% 64% 11% 3%

Services 10% 61% 17% 2%

Very satisfied Satisfied Dissatisfied Very dissatisfied

Q. In general, how satisfied are you with the quality and relevance of PRODUCTS and SERVICES offered by security vendors?

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Source: 2017 IDG Security Priorities Survey
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