back to article IT security spending to hit $75.4bn in 2015 despite currency issues, says Gartner

Worldwide spending on information security will reach $75.4bn in 2015 – an increase of 4.7 per cent over 2014 – despite a currency-driven price hike causing some customers to delay purchases until next year. Government initiatives, increased legislation and high-profile data breaches are the hot topics shaping the latest …

  1. Chris Miller
    WTF?

    "IT security spending to hit $75.4bn in 2015"

    I love the pseudo-precision of the decimal place. Clearly Gartner are confident of the accuracy of their prediction to one part in a thousand - and no doubt have a solid track record of achieving these astonishing levels of precision. Or perhaps not.

    That's what you get from gazing into crystal balls - not much crystal, but an awful lot of balls.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Sandbox.

    Except that security research has found that sandbox detection has become a core characteristic of APT's.

  3. raving angry loony

    Troughs?

    Maybe one of the reasons it's still a mess despite the huge amounts being quoted is that $75.3 bn of that went to salaries and bonuses for executives who knew nothing about security but know a good trough when they wallow in one? I hope the remainder was spread amongst those actually trying to make stuff work.

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