Article Last week, I wrote about the rapid cycle of innovation happening with security technologies today — I’ve never experienced a time when every element of the security stack is transforming.New security technologies are arriving at an opportune time. According to ESG research, 69 percent have increased their cybersecurity budgets in 2017, and my guess is that they will continue to increase investment in 2018. And when asked which BUSINESS initiatives will drive the most IT spending, 39 percent of organizations responded, “increasing cybersecurity protection.” This means business executives are buying into the need for cybersecurity improvements all around. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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