Security spend depends on past investment, says Gartner
Organisations that have reached a high level of IT security practice maturity can safely scale back security spending to between 3% and 4% of their IT budget by 2008, according to research firm Gartner.
By contrast, those that are inefficient or have historically under-invested in security may spend upwards of 8% of their IT budget on security. This means that many organisations will still be investing aggressively for the next few years, says Rich Mogull, a Gartner research vice president.
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