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Security Budgets 2018: Uncertainty Trumps Normalcy

Benchmarks: The S&R Practice Playbook

January 23, 2018

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This is the Benchmarks report in The S&R Practice Playbook For 2018.

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Security leaders will find no escape from the pressures that shape their budgets this year. Data breaches, stiff competition for talent, and decentralized technology spending are still major challenges. This report compares the budgets of security decision makers at firms spending up to 10%, 11% to 20%, and 21% to 30% of their overall tech budget on information security technologies. Security leaders can use these budget ranges as a starting point, then compare their product, service, staffing, and other allocations with those of similar firms.

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Table of Contents

  • Security Budgets, Facing Countless Variables, Are Failing To Normalize
  • Benchmarks Help Security Leaders Identify Alternate Approaches
  • What It Means

  • Your Security Budget Needs Room To Surge
  • Supplemental Material
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