Security Rises in Importance Among IT Pros

By Michael Vizard

A new survey from CompTIA underscores the paradox that security solution providers across the channel regularly face. While IT security is a higher priority than in the past, nearly half the 500 IT security professionals surveyed said they believe their companies' existing security products and processes are good enough. At the same time, only about half said they are satisfied with their existing IT products and technologies. That would suggest that half the respondents are at least open to considering new IT security options. However, the biggest driver of changes in corporate IT security posture is not a security breach, but rather changes to IT operations processes. For solution providers, that means the best way to identify security opportunities is to track changes to IT operations in customer environments. In the meantime, it's also clear that many IT security pros are perhaps just a little too confident in their current skills and overall security posture. Unfortunately, it's only a matter of time before many of them face a rude awakening. We look at key findings from the CompTIA study.

This article was originally published on 2016-05-26