CompTIA: Emerging Threats a Struggle for IT Managers

IT managers are ranking information security as high IT priority within their

organizations, but more training and better policies are necessary to protect them

from new threats, according to survey results released by CompTIA on Nov. 18.

CompTIA’s Global Security Trends, an annual report examining information

security in its eighth year, surveyed 1,400 IT and business executives “directly” involved with defining or implementing information

security in the organization. The surveyed countries include Brazil,

Canada, China,

France, Germany,

India, Mexico,

South Africa, United

Kingdom and the United


About 49 percent of respondents in the United

States rated information security as an

"upper level" IT priority in the 2010 report. This was over a 10

percent jump from 2008, and researchers expect to see another jump of almost 10

percent, to 58 percent, in 2012, said Tim Herbert, vice president of research

at CompTIA to eWEEK.

When looked at globally, the numbers remained the same, with the 2012

results edging up slightly to 62 percent. Companies in South

Africa, India,

Brazil and the United

Kingdom placed the most emphasis on

information security as an organizational priority, according to CompTIA.

For more, read the eWeek article CompTIA Study Finds IT Managers Struggle to Solve Emerging Threats.

CIO Insight Staff
CIO Insight Staff
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