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Information Security Investment to Increase in 20182 min read

If you’re like a large portion of businesses, you are looking to increase your investment in information security in 2018. According to a recent report released by Gartner, investment in key security procedures will be on the rise.


With security breaches and other attacks, 2017 was a pretty rough year for business information security. Throughout the year, worldwide security events like WannaCry and NotPetya highlighted the importance of comprehensive information security preparations. Nothing made this more evident than the catastrophic Equifax breach. As is the case, businesses start to act after a major event occurs.

So, what are they doing?

Businesses around the world are beginning to pay more attention to essential security requirements that have otherwise been a small portion of budgetary spending. Areas that are seeing the greatest increase in investment include security services (11%), identity access management (9.7%), and infrastructure protection (7.7%).

Even with all the investment and improvement in information security, will it be enough?

With every passing year, technology becomes more and more critical to daily business operations. Because of this, cybersecurity becomes that much more important. Still, an 8% increase in overall spending might not be enough. It’s an unfortunate truth that even the most prepared information security can’t predict the next attack or breach.
One measure many businesses plan on doing is outsourcing their security needs to more experienced and trusted professionals, with investment potentially increasing by 11%. Reason being that most outsourced security firms have a fully trained staff and resources dedicated to finding threats.

Is your business going to increase investment in your information security?

If so, learn more about network security services offered by IT Support Guys here. With over 10-years of trusted service, IT Support Guys is the top choice for keeping your business secure, as well as overall IT support. Give us a call at 855-4IT-GUYS (855-448-4897).

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Ben Jones

Ben Jones

Technical writer Living in Tampa, FL. Originally from Indiana. In my free time, I cook, play golf, stay active (either outside or at the gym) and patiently waiting for the next Star Wars movie.

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