Cuts to IT spending are company's primary security concerns for the year ahead, beating the threat of hacktivism and cyber warfare, according to recent poll of V3 readers.
The poll, run by V3 in conjunction with IBM as part of its History of IT project, asked What is your firm's biggest IT security concern for 2012? and found that a massive 91 per cent of respondents said security lapses caused by a reduction to IT budgets are their top concern for the year ahead.
Problems associated with the bring your own device (BYOD) culture took second place, with five per cent saying that ensuring mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets are covered by corporate security policy is the biggest dilemma facing their firm.
Lower still, the threat of cyber warfare was highlighted as companies' third biggest concern, with two per cent of respondents listing cyber warfare and the loss of critical systems as their primary concern.
At the very bottom, hacktivism and fines from the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) incurred from a successful data breach, tied in last place, with only one per cent of respondents listing the two as a major security concern.
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