Compliance, not malware, drives IT budgets: survey

Friday, 7 April 2006, 2:13 PM EST

Regulatory compliance and protecting intellectual property are among the top reasons driving demand for security products – not phishing, worms, spyware and hack attacks, according to a recent report.

Some 50 North American CISOs participated in the Merrill Lynch survey. Put simply, they said regulatory compliance ranks as the top business reason driving demand for security software. Next came protecting access by unauthorized intrusions and unplanned downtime.

At InformationWeek.

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