Gartner Research

2008 Update: What Organizations Are Spending on IT Security

Published: 31 March 2008

ID: G00156219

Analyst(s): Linda Tracy, Nicole S. Latimer-Livingston


This report provides insight into information security budgets, and will help managers compare their information security spending with that of their peer organizations. We examine how information security spending will grow, and where organizations have and continue to make investments.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Introduction
  • Report Methodology
  • IT Security Spending as a Percentage of IT Spending
  • Distribution of Security Spending: Hardware, Software, Personnel, Outsourcing and Consulting
  • Projected Spending Changes on Information Security, 2007 to 2008
  • Security Hardware Spending
  • Security Software Spending
  • External IT Services (Security Systems and/or Services)
  • Worldwide Security Software Forecast
  • What You Need to Know

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