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Tech Trends: Top 8 Priorities for IT

Survey data from The Hackett Group show how IT leaders are supporting the business side of their organizations.
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1. Protect enterprise against cybersecurity risk.

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With security breaches in the news nearly every day, enterprises are more spooked than ever about possible cyberattacks. An F5 study of just 433 incidents found that attackers had made off with 10.3 billion usernames, passwords and email accounts. To put that in perspective, that was more records than there are people on the planet. Attackers also breached 280 million Social Security numbers, which is the equivalent of 86.5% of the population.

Given those numbers, it's no wonder that Gartner "forecasts worldwide enterprise security spending to total $96.3 billion in 2018, an increase of 8% from 2017." Organizations don't want to be among the many that have recently experienced breaches, so they're making protecting against cybersecurity risk their number one priority.

Cynthia Harvey is a freelance writer and editor based in the Detroit area. She has been covering the technology industry for more than fifteen years. View Full Bio

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