Security spend and SMB awareness of risks are on the rise

07/8/2010 | Dark Reading

Money and resources typically constrain security initiatives for small to medium-size businesses, but a survey shows spend on security is increasing as is awareness of security issues. According to a CompTIA report, security budgets will increase by 20% during the next year. "Smaller businesses have ignored security in the past, but -- because of some major breaches -- they are more cognizant of what it is today," CompTIA spokesman Steven Ostrowski says. "Even the smallest business can put a security policy in place," he said.

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