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IT security increasingly a cash cow

Overall budgets unchanged but security’s slice of the pie still getting bigger… Security spending continues to grow despite a capping of overall IT budgets. Figures released by Meta Group show two-thirds of companies increased their security spend this year. Security now accounts for 8.2 per cent of the total IT budget, up from 7.6 per cent in 2002, according to Meta’s 2004 Worldwide IT Benchmark Report. This year there have been a number of high-profile security threats and the renaissance of the computer virus, with MS Blast, Slammer and SoBig dominating the headlines. Full Story

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