More firms consider investing in IT security
A new study has revealed that IT contractors could benefit from UK businesses that are looking to increase their investment into IT security.
The report, ‘A Risk Perspective on 2013’, which was carried out by Turnkey Consulting, found that of the 100+ IT professionals surveyed, 44% of organisations view investment in IT and systems security as an essential business practice.
According to the research, 64% of organisations regard IT security as the responsibility of everyone within the enterprise, not just the IT department, and 38% see investment in IT and systems security as an ‘insurance policy’ to protect the organisation’s assets.
With almost two-thirds of respondents admitting that they had experienced fraud incidents in the past year and 44% saying they believe their organisation faces more risk than it did a year ago; contractors with specialist skills in IT security, could find themselves in demand during 2013.
Richard Hunt, managing director of Turnkey Consulting, commented on the findings, “Organisations are recognising that, rather than being an essential but unwanted overhead, investing in IT security can have a positive impact on business operations and return on investment.
“As a result, it is being given a place on the boardroom agenda, rather than being regarded as the sole domain of the IT department. Closely related to this trend is the increased awareness we are seeing among organisations about the risk they face and the implications this raises.”
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